Notice the teapot in the Downton Abbey picture. After getting interested in tea I began asking friends that drank tea quite a few questions. One of my tea drinking friends mentioned the english make their tea in a brown betty and that she has one she bought in London.
So I learned what a brown betty teapot was. I had seen them but did not know they had a particular name or anything about their history. The reference below is from Wikipedia.
here. The original aired on Masterpiece theater in 1973-74. The series aired for three consecutive years from 1973-1976.
I found a neat blog that expounds on the Brown Betty that you can view here. I think I have bitten off more than I can chew though blogging about tea! There are scores of books written on the subject. There are scores of blogs about tea. I now realize I was presumptuous to blog about tea because so many are more knowledgeable than I. However, I have a few more things I find interesting to share coming up.
Do you have a brown betty? Did you know what one was before you read this post? Don't get the teapot confused with apple brown betty the dessert.
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