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1.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like it, April 27, 2010
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This review is from: GROSCHE Merlin Thermal Hand-Blown Glass Infuser Teapot For Loose Leaf and Bagged Tea, 1200 ml Capacity
I really did want to like this teapot with it's neat, unusual shape and decent price. Unfortunately, it's been a horrible experience due to the poor design of the tea strainer. The holes - can't really call them holes - more like slits - at the base of the strainer are WAY too small to strain the tea, any tea. I use loose leaf, the correct measured amounts for the tea pot size, and it literally takes me longer to pour the water into the pot than the tea needs to steep. Three minutes or more to fill the pot with my arm aching to hold up the tea kettle. I've tried multiple types of my loose leafs and it's the same every time. A few tablespoons of water and the level rises to the rim. Then I wait for the water to strain achingly slow, then another few tablespoons, trying not to misjudge so it won't spill over. This is not a calming tea experience. I've tried to meditate while it's happening so I won't get so annoyed but I'm fed up with it - a crappy start to my morning. I tried a new Sencha yesterday and that time, it didn't strain at all - just sat there with the leaves taking a bath. P.S. I would have appreciated a warning from the manufacturer that the lid falls in if you take the strainer out - design flaw - as many people would like to keep the tea hot after it's finished steeping.
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Initial post: Jun 18, 2011 10:22:46 PM PDT
Why are you pouring water from a kettle into this pot? Put the tea in and fill it with water and put it on the stove. That's all you have to do. It is safe on gas and electric stoves. You are making it more difficult than it has to be.

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 10:24:53 PM PDT
I don't think it's such a great idea to meditate when you're dealing with boiling water.
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