A thick or padded cover placed over a teapot to keep the tea hot.
- I think I must have looked a bit like a doll on a tea cosy!
- The only concession to summer is that most people have removed their hats except my grandmother (fifth from right) who is wearing a cross between a meringue and a tea cosy.
- Far from being risibly old-fashioned or nostalgic, the idea of knitting a tea cosy has enormous appeal for a whole generation of young women, as well as older ones.
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