Linen Tea Cosy in Pure Linen from The Garden Collection
A lovely linen tea cosy to keep your tea warm in the pot! The cosy is lined with soft, natural calico and has a layer of thick wadding.
Available in Natural or Duck Egg Blue linen
This linen tea cosy from The Garden Collection is perfect for gardeners, linen lovers and florists!
Hand printed using water based inks and made by a small team of skilled artisans in our Cornish studios.
Approximate size – 35 (l) cm x 24 (h) cm
Hand Printed and Made in Cornwall.
About the Garden Collection – When one cup of tea is never enough…you definitely need a tea cosy! This printed design is inspired by the flowers that grow in Helen’s garden. Helen says, “…some of my favourite plants are here; Alliums, Agapanthus…something which we seem to be able to grow really easily here in Cornwall, British Bluebells, Hollyhocks and Lupins. On a sunny day my favourite place has to be my garden!”.
Did you know….. Although the history of the tea cosy may begin when tea was introduced to Britain in the 1660s, the first documented use of a tea cosy in Britain was in 1867. It is probably the Duchess of Bedford who, by establishing the activity of afternoon tea in 1840, would have brought the popularity of the tea cosy. Afternoon tea was the time for networking and keeping up to date with aristocracy gossip and topical news. With all the chatter at teatime the teapot would get cold, which would have, at times, cut short some tea parties. And so, the tea cosy came about. Tea cosies then flourished during the late 19th century, where they appeared in many households across Britain, motivated by the obsession of decorating and covering objects characteristic of the Victorian era….