History of the Teapot....
Our wonderful Teapot was formerly known as the "Magical Teapot" and was once siutated in the village of Lilliesleaf in the Scottish Borders.
It was constructed by local Scottish Borders Artist, Mr Ian Hunter, who originally created it as a store for drying the wood which he used for making his sculptures. As Mr Hunter progressed with the structure over time, he decided that it if he added a spout and handle.....so the Teapot was born!
The enormous, bottle green, Teapot became famous around the world when it was entered into the Channel 4's "Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year" competition with George Clarke and was amongst the finalists in 2014.
It has always been a dream of mine to open a vintage style tearoom, and when the Magical Teapot came up for sale, it was too good an opportunity not to miss. The Teapot was carefully dismantled, numbered and photographed before being transported from Scotland to the town of Castelnau Magnoac in the South West France.
After reconstruction, much renovation and lots of pale blue paint, Tea in the Teapot opened it's doors in August 2014 and the idea of opening a traditional tearoom in France became a reality, inspired by our love of all things vintage, beautiful fine china, homemade cakes and luxurious clotted cream.
We hope that you enjoy our Teapot and the ideas that we have for it. Please do share the story with your family and friends - perhaps come and pay us a visit one day!
Team Teapot xx