0:01:56 Well, if you come to Boston, you must go to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in the colonial department and see the examples of spoons included. Paul Revere`s Simple Mote Spoons A pair from the collection you`ll see on tea tables, where he took a simple, beautiful silver teaspoon and drilled holes and made his own little spoons for the people of Boston. 0:02:21 Well, the Mote spoon later led to a Victorian invention, namely the tea strainer. Some of you may have them in your own collection 0:01:11 Well, any good hostess would have one on her table with a slit bowl that would degrade the tea. Just remove the stain or tea leaf McLennan combed the church grounds with his metal detector in September when he came across a silver spoon. 0:00:27 How many of you know this relic of tea history? It`s a spoon to mote. It`s spelled M-O-T-E. Not M-O-A-T like water around a castle. We don`t even have a very big prize – just a small spoon on the fireplace to blow us away as if it were a tiara. She had put on her Sunday dress and had nothing left to do but hold her head up and pick up her soup in a silver spoon. Most people who have heard the word “mote” will have heard it from a biblical context: As Mary Poppins` song explains, “A spoonful of sugar helps medicine go down.” No congratulations to those who are born with a silver spoon in their mouth and then accuse the poor of being poor. 0:02:31 And they got rid of the puff spoon, because as you know, just put the colander on your cup of tea, then pour your tea through the colander and all these wonderful holes catch the defective tea leaves or motes and slightly degrade your tea, Then put it back in this wonderful little drip basin that catches all the bad drops and keeps your table tidy.
The spoons were about 15 cm long in total (6 customs). The bowls of the spoon had perforations, which were usually also decorative. Some perforations, for example, were shaped like a cartridge or cross. So after a few minutes, I pointed out, “Everything tastes very sweet from that spoon!” Paul Revere and other colonial silversmiths were skilled at making an English tea accessory called mote spoons. Examples of this can be found at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Tea master Bruce Richardson shows how these long-handled slit spoons were used to remove floating tea leaves from a cup of tea. Mote spoons also had long, pointed handles that helped remove clogged tea leaves from the teapot spout. Later, tea drinkers began to use tea sieves.
Silver tea strainers were a common outfit found on tea tables of the late Victorian and Edwardian era. The sieve was placed on a cup of tea to catch the defective leaves coming out of the teapot. The wet sieve usually had a matching silver basin in which it rested after use. This device helped keep your cup of tea and tea table clean. “The spoon was a tool of apprehension,” the Facebook page explains. 3 Why do you fear the place that is in your brother`s eye, but do you not heed the beam that is in your own eye? 4 Or how shall you say to your brother, Let me remove the stain from your eye; And behold, a ray is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite, first cast the ray out of your eye; and then you shall see clearly, to drive the thorn from your brother`s eye. Ralph Towne, M.D., he replied, he was born with a golden spoon in his pretty mouth! The ends of the spoon handles were also pointed, so the spoon could be used to loosen the beak of a teapot clogged with leaves. Remove the shallots with a heat-resistant slit spoon on a plate lined with paper napkins. 0:00:53 Well, the stain we find in the history of tea is a tea leaf that could penetrate your cup of tea 0:00:43 and we find it in the book of Matthew with the warning why go see the place in your eye But you don`t see the ray or tree trunk in your own eye 0:00:37 The word Mote is an old English word, which basically means a stain or obstacle that lies somewhere It shouldn`t be that Mote spoons were made in Britain from the late 1600s and in America in the first half of the 1700s.
The holes were drawn by the goldsmith on the bowl of the spoon.