I’m a little teapot short and stout, here is my handle and here is my …. oh, hi there …
No, I am really not a teapot. I wish I was a teapot, but I am not.
But this post is about tea pots.
For a gift for the folks back home, think about buying them a small size, medium size tea pot set from China. They pack nicely in your suitcase, your mother, father, girlfriend or boyfriend will never know how little you paid for them, and they are beautiful. See this recent NY Times article on Chinese tea pots, Purple Clay, a Pot of Tea and Thou, O China.
And bargain hard on price. Do NOT buy the first one you see!