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I Didn't Know I Needed It Until I Got It!
on December 20, 2012
This really is one of those things that I didn't know I needed until I got used to using it. Basically, you string up your teabag through the little slot at the top, with the tag on the side opposite the outer slit. You let your tea steep for however long you like, and when you're ready, you can pull the tag and draw the teabag up right next to the Buddy. Then you flip it over and use the same hand or the opposite hand to squeeze, depending on your personal dexterity and preference, getting out all of the flavorful tea mixed in with the bag. You can then flip the buddy upside down and use it as a nice tea bag holder. It doesn't require any cleaning beyond a quick rinse in the sink, and then it's ready to reuse! It will also keep your tea pretty warm for a good long time if you're not drinking it immediately.
The silicone seems to be of good quality. It reminds me of a silicone muffin tray that I have, flexible but sturdy. It doesn't transfer much heat at all, so you won't burn yourself even when squeezing a fresh, hot teabag.
If you're a regular tea drinker and you don't like to dirty a saucer every time you drink tea, this is a fantastic product. It would be less useful for those who use tea bags without strings or who prefer looseleaf tea, but otherwise, I highly recommend this product.
- Nonstaining, easy to clean
- Excellent for squeezing out the last of the tea
- Great way to store the used tea bag so you don't have to leave it in and get bitter tea
- Keeps tea warm until you're ready to take out the bag
- Nice colors
- Not very useful for bags without strings (e.g. PG Tips)
- Useless for loose leaf tea (unless you're using disposable tea bags)
Overall, 5/5! This is a great product.