The sort of souvenirs I like to buy are generally food or cooking related, so they often don't last too long. I picked up these teapots in a Chinese teashop (where else) on one of our trips to Penang. I also got the little tea whatchamacallits (I don't remember what they were called) at the same time, they came wrapped up in little twists of paper and I have unwrapped one, they look a little like a very neat birds nest don't they? I remember going into the shop and looking at the teapots, then the very friendly shop assistant sat me down and made several pots of different types of tea, I tasted them and she explained all about the different types of tea, when to drink it and if there were any special attributes. I remember her talking about Pu-erh Tea, she said that ladies liked to drink it to be healthy. After all the effort she went to how could I leave empty handed.
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