Love this tea pot! Fun and easy to use. Well constructed!
When I got this strainer for my Mother I didn't know how easy to use and nicely it steeps and pours with no splashing or agitating of the leaves. Such a great product when used with the loose leaf Green tea I got as well.
I have a variety of infusers: some whimsical, some formally ornate. However, I rarely use any of them for brewing tea. I prefer to expose each leaf surface to the water, allowing for as much diffusion action as possible. An added pleasure of this brewing method is watching the unfurling and dancing of the leaves; some varieties stand straight up, while others rise to the top of the water, and then gracefully settle to the bottom. This Ingenuitea brewer makes the process easy! Measure the tea leaves into the vessel, pour in the heated water, close the lid, steep, then dispense the tea liquor through the very fine strainer at the bottom! It is very convenient for re-steeping, and the oval shape contributes to ease of removing any brewing material that may remain after inverting the pot.
I will be gifting some of these to my tea-loving pals!
The pot is a solid little contraption. Very easy to uses, store and clean and handles really well. Tea brews just fine and the mechanism that keeps the water in actually works. Only wish is if there was an option for a 24oz size instead of 16oz.
Best teaware you'll ever have. Those diffuser problems? Fishing those rogue leaves with your fingers and missing them? Leaving them cooped up in the diffuser so they end up not drying as well as you'd hope to avoid mold? Metallic taste with some diffusers? The chain from them just getting yoinked into the cup? All of those? Gone.
Sturdy built with a lid, easy to use, convenient and absolutely a must. Did I mention cleaning is a breeze? Oh and it's ready to go for your next cup without a hassle.
On top of that, the price for it here is better than anywhere else I've personally looked. Bundle it up with some tea and it pays for itself.
If you are debating it - don't. Just get it. You won't be disappointed.