If you're like me, you're probably not quite sure what a tea cosy is. As it turns out it's a little thingie, often decorative, that you put on your tea pot to keep the brewed tea warm.
Chances are if you lived in Miles, Australia you would be no stranger to the tea cosy or the fine art of making them. As reported recently, at the Web presence for the local ABC affiliate, the town, located in southern Queensland, may reasonably be called Tea Cosy Capital of the World.
Not long ago, competitors from around the world came to Miles to take a crack at winning the World Tea Cosy Making Competition. I guess the status of being tea cosy champ was more important to these globe trotters than the bucks, since the total prize money for the event was a rather modest five hundred dollars.