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A craft shop in Cork sells tea cosies based on iconic Irish characters - from Bosco to Mr Tayto

The novelty tea cosy boom is here.

IT ALL STARTED last year when the Michael Tea Higgins tea cosy gained national fame when it was spotted on the table of Gogglebox Ireland’s Castleknock pals Angela and Eileen.

Since then, a Dublin craft shop made an “army” of Michael Tea Higgins to keep up with demand, as it was clear the Irish public were fans of their President in cosy-form.

Now Cork-based craft shop JK Pure Crafty have taken things to its logical conclusion: a wider variety of well-known Irish figures as tea cosies, all available on their Etsy page.

Look at the Mr Tayto tea cosy here

teacosies Source: JK Pure Crafty

And Dustin the Turkey

bosco4 Source: Etsy

Excellent likeness.

They have Zig and Zag

zigzag Source: Etsy

And even do a Bosco one

bosco2 Source: JK Pure Crafty


If you want to stick to the classic in the tea cosy genre, they do of course sell Michael Tea Higgins

michaeld23 Source: JK Pure Crafty

The handmade tea cosies all come in at around the €25 mark.

They branch out beyond Ireland too – with cosies based on Homer Simpson, Donald Trump and loads more

bosco3 Source: JK Pure Crafty

teacosies2 Source: JK Pure Crafty

Make Tea Great Again?

JK Pure Crafty might be on to something here.

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