A while back, I shared about tea cozies and why I use them. (We even got to see some of your tea cozies over on Facebook, which we just loved!) A few weeks after posting that, my mom and I were discussing tea cozies and she asked me these two questions:
How hot does a tea cozy keep the water?
How much does the water cool down in an hour? In two hours?
So, I thought to myself, why not find out?
This morning I brought 4 cups of water to a boil. Then I filled up my tea pot, covered it with my tea cozy, and walked away. In one hour, I came back. The water had cooled from 212 degrees to 160 degrees, give or take a few. I reset my kitchen timer for two hours, and when it went off, back again I came. I took the temperature again, and at this point it had cooled to 125 degrees. Really, for a three hour old pot of tea, I’d say 125 degrees is pretty great!
I stopped tracking it then, but I’m assuming that by two hours I would have drunk most of the tea. Around here two hours is generally the longest it takes me to get through a pot of tea on my own.
Personally, with that type of heat retention, I think a tea cozy really is worth it! What do you think?