I LOVE IT. I do!
I have to admit, I can't remember if I got from Teaopia or from David's Tea...one was higher priced than the other, but were basically the same thing but we got last years model so it was cheaper. It was an instore sale, and affordable. :)
I've had it about three months now.... and I use it frequently. I love that I can toss my loose leaf tea into it and walk away. I drink about half out, pour in more water, let it set again for a spell and then pour it into a glass pitcher and I have a ready made drink that I enjoy. :)
So just how does one use this tea pitcher?
Put two to three tablespoons of loose leaf tea into the holder. Most will call for two but because I like to refill the pitcher I put in three. :)
Twist the tea infuser into the top part.
So that would be step three technically, but really I call step three screwing the infusor into the holder. It fits tight so you have no leakage of random tea bits (the bane of other infusion methods I've tried).
But look what happens when you let it set for a spell. If you put it out in the sun it goes faster, and for a sweeter tea mix somehow makes it taste even better. BUT for a "i'm not sure what this is tea" setting it on your counter works really well.
Here is a picture of our tea shelf. Most of our teas are labelled, but a couple are mysteries. I've learned to let hubby sniff them as I don't do cinnamon teas (and my hubby tends to favour them). My preference is for fruit teas. :)
Rinse a few times and voila! See how clean it is?