Tea towels started as a way (before the tea cozy was invented) to cover a teapot to keep the heat in. They became simple towels used around the kitchen. In the U.S. we usually call them “dish towels since they are often used to dry dishes. These days tea towels have become collectibles, craft projects, and a lovely way to decorate your tea table. You can never have too many, since they are essential to tea time and a clean kitchen. Time to stock up on tea towels!
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