Australian BILLY TEA mug
Instructions for use are on the side:
Bring the billy to the boil over a hot fire. Use a stick to lift off the fire, remove the lid (don’t burn your fingers!) Return to the fire until it bubbles again, remove, then toss in a palm of tea leaves, and wait until it’s brewed. For a change in flavour leave the lid off when boiling to add a smoky taste or toss in a couple of gum leaves for that dash to the dunny*
*We must apologise – the last three words are entirely our own – we just couldn’t resist it.
This ridgy-didge tin mug is a tad bodgy – the lid has gone walkabout, the sides are scratched the inside rusty and tarnished. But we know there are mugs out there who collect things made of tin – if you are one – this is a real beaut.