Sunday, February 8, 2015

Strawberry Silicone Tea Infuser

Strawberry Silicone Tea Infuser
Rating: 1.5/5
Order: Amazon US or Amazon UK

Today I've decided to switch it up a bit and review a tea infuser rather than just tea. The infuser or silicone tea bag I've chosen is available on Amazon in the United States and in the United Kingdom for very cheap. Oh and there's a reason for that. But first let me tell you how to use it and then I'll get to the rating.

It comes as one unit. The top of the strawberry pops off so you can spoon some tea into it. Make sure it's completely sealed back together or else the top will drift away from its other half once you've poured water on top of it. You tea drinkers add the tea bag first before the water, right? It's a crime to add the tea bag after! At least, I feel it is. :) I decided to use my Blueberry Jam tea because the leaves are of average size:

See those beautiful leaves? This is as clear as I could get the photo. I think my phone was confused as to what I wanted it to take a photo of. Here's what it will look like once you've spooned the tea in:

The amount of tea will look small in the strawberry when it's dry. It's okay-it will expand when it comes into contact with water. Don't over do it, 1-2 teaspoons is enough for one person. Then, close the strawberry with the top and place it into your mug.

Please excuse the tea stained glass. It gets a lot of use from two tea lovers and one of them is British. Not me though, I'm an American. *Waves American flag* This is how it should look before you pour the hot water in your mug or glass. Now, this is where I became disappointed. Let me show you:

Do you see all those leaves that just escaped from the strawberry? I mean, I could have added the tea leaves without the strawberry and have resulted with a stronger tea! This is where this infuser lost mad points with me and gained a terrible rating. Yeah, the thing is cute, but what's the point of it being cute if it can't do its job. Especially if it has one job and one job only. Major disappointment. However, this tea is still drinkable. We can save it! Luckily most of the time with tea the leaves sink to the bottom if you get some loose in your mug. So I can drink this cup of tea until the bottom and then I'll become wary of the leaves below. 

Until next time :)


1 comment:

  1. I had this same one at one point, and it only lasted me a few uses...then the silicone split while I was struggling to get the top off! I was so disappointed.


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