Tet’s left is like the spout, and its right is like the handle, of a teapot. To help students tell the difference between the Tet and Mem, Mem has an opening in the bottom making it void – so it cannot be a teapot because the water would spill out.
On cold winter mornings when the letters come to Shul to pray, they finish the service by putting away their Talit. Then the rabbi calls over his helper letter Tet and asks if it could boil the teapot before everyone sits down to study some Torah. Everyone in the shul knows that Tet makes the best tea in town, because Tet looks just like a teapot! Tet just loves making Tea for everyone. Once Tet has poured the tea, everyone calls out, “Tov Meod!”, which means very good in English. When everyone has a cup of tea to drink, Tet loves to join the study session to learn Torah too.