Since starting my herbology class, I decided that I needed a new teapot - one like I've wanted for years and years but just never got around to buying. With the herb class, one of the many things I will be doing is creating my own teas - for medicinal purposes and just for tasting good too. I'm quite excited about it because once I start growing my own herbs and flowers at our farm I will be able to make fresh-from-the-plant teas! How cool is that? And I can gear them for all kinds of different ailments or mood or just flavor. Since I rarely drink coffee and prefer herbal teas, this will be a lot of fun for me.
I'd been looking around for a cast iron teapot because they hold the heat for a long time compared to the ceramic and glass ones I have. That means I can make four cups of tea at one time and have it stay warm until I'm finished with it all. I like that... and I love the way my new pot looks. Take a look; it has an Aztec design and I got it from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Since it's cast iron, it is relatively heavy, and is lined on the inside with enamel so it won't rust. It has its own strainer too, see?
And, it came with its own trivet to sit upon.
I just love it.
And speaking of my herb class - whoa! I just received the rest of the lessons and have perused them. There is so much to learn! Oh my goodness, this is not going to be a walk in the park. There will be lots of book study and hands-on study as well. Finding the time will be difficult since it is quite comprehensive, but I'll squeeze it in. I want to! It's quite inspiring and there are topics on diet and taking care of oneself separate from the herbal aspect of it. It's sort of a whole body thing, but includes spirit too... things of the heart and soul y'know. It even includes stories throughout. I like it because it's peaceful, creative, helpful and moving on many levels.
"What a joy is life when you have made a close working partnership with Nature."
- Luther Burbank