Cosies, Tea


Tea cosies are a simple but effective way of conserving heat in china vessels and for this reason are usually sold in junk shops.

The best cosies are made of merino wool with a lining of soft pastry, and for this reason are usually sold in choux shops.

In a typical year, tea cosies are involved in 19 accidents requiring hospital treatment, which reassuringly makes them almost three times as safe as spoons, chinchillas and cluster bombs.

The UK’s first tea cosy museum opened in Charmouth in 2006 and features a wide range of fascinating exhibits, including the WWI tea cosy awarded a George Cross for service behind enemy lines, examples of Native American teepee cosies and a large collection of cosies made by notable people such as Robert Clive, T S Eliot and Jason Statham.