Collector’s Corner: An Accidental Collection

Collector's Corner: An Accidental Collection
Kutani set with tray, Japan, c. 1800. Photograph courtesy of Unjeria Jackson, M.D.

My journey from tea drinker to teapot lover

Text and Photography by Unjeria Jackson, M.D

My passion for collecting teapots and drinking tea takes me back to my childhood. While growing up in New Orleans, we were a family of tea drinkers. My mom made basic Lipton tea on the stovetop in a pot with milk and plenty of sugar. Little did I know at the time how much I would be influenced by the warm memories of taking tea with my mom.