Autumn 2014 Interview – Little Yellow Teapot

Little Yellow Teapot with Drink Militia Logo

Q1. What is your Name?

Little Yellow Teapot

Q2. What is the name of your blog or organisation?

The World is a Tea Party

Q3. Where are you located in the world?

USA

Q4. What is your favourite Autumn drink and why?

This is the time of year when my humans go ga-ga for masala chais – those traditional spiced teas from India. It gives me a rest since they like to make these teas on the stovetop. And they like the ones that aren’t too heavy on cinnamon. They say these teas make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside (doesn’t sound to good to me, though) and they go with some favorite Autumn foods like pumpkin pie. TOOOT!

Q5. What is the perfect Autumn day setting to enjoy the drink?

Yours truly likes to stay indoors in the kitchen or dining room. My humans took me outside once wrapped in a muffler. It was not a good experience. Birds kept landing next to me and trying to peck me. A squirrel came up and sniffed my spout. No, keep me indoors, by all means. Of course, sitting by a window with lovely sunlight coming in is nice!

Q6. What contributes to receiving a high quality drink?

The teapot and his/her expertise in steeping tea. Too many humans think it’s the tea that matters. But it’s the teapot… or gaiwan… or even steeping glass that makes the real difference. That’s why every new member of my Tea Gang has to prove his/her worth by steeping up several teas.

Q7. What drink do you start your day with and why?

My humans, despite all the fancy teas they have tried over the years, love their strong black tea for breakfast. It could be a British fave such as PG Tips (steeped loose, not in the bag), a tea vendor’s version of Scottish Breakfast, or some of that CTC Assam they bought from the Indian grocery. A strong flavor stands up to milk and sweetener and goes well with most typical American breakfast foods (and even some not-so-typical ones like leftover chicken curry).

Q8. Do you order a different drink whilst travelling?

We have learned that carrying along one’s fave tea is the only way for a true tea lover to travel. So my humans always pack theirs in with the rest of their essentials (silly things like socks and underwear).

Q9. Where can people find out more about you?

My blog is now consolidated with my humans’ blog: https://accargill.wordpress.com

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