I believe the phrase I’m thinking about flows somewhere along the lines of being about as much use as a chocolate teapot.
I guess a real chocolate teapot wouldn’t really be much use at all, well not for making tea anyway, but the mind wanders… As it often does… What about a chocolate coffee pot, not too large, placed in a shallow dish with a large scoop of vanilla ice-cream… Then filled with a hot coffee custard just before serving.
Ok, let’s wander back the picture which prompted this post, I’m staying at Little Sister’s for the weekend and she has a couple of teapots on her shelf from China which make me smile.
Of course, they’re not really chocolate, they’re made of clay and are apparently the perfect way to drink green tea.
I’ll confess in not a green tea drinker, but if you are inclined to sip a little green tea, then I have it on very good authority that green tea made in a traditional clay pot will take the experience to a whole new level.