Aladdin 10-00753-003 12oz Perfect Cup Tea Infuser, Blue
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- Brew and enjoy hot beverages on the go
- Works with loose tea, tea bags and coarse ground coffee
- Leak-resistant flip lid
- Dishwasher & microwave safe
- Car-cup friendly & BPA-free
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|Length: 6:04 Mins|
The brewing basket will drop into the water via the lever on the side of the cup lid. Once steeping is done just raise the basket by reversing the lever so as not to over steep. The basket construction is made of very fine steel mesh and plastic. The mesh should hold in nearly all types of loose tea. I used a very fine tea and there were only trace amounts that got through. So small they were drinkable bits.
The basket will hold a good 2-3 spoonfuls of tea so you should be able to get your preferred amount in.
This mug does keep the water hot. I actually had to remove the lid in order for it to cool enough for me to drink. Even then I had to wait about 11 or so min for it to no longer be too hot for me. This is great if you don't plan to savor your tea right after steeping, but a draw back if you want it right now, especially if you're on the go and can't practically remove the lid to speed up cooling. Another plus or minus depending on your POV is the cover for the drink spout (the part you drink from) It's VERY tight! I had to pry it open the first time I opened it. After that I figured how to get my fingers up under the cover's rim and pull it up without breaking my nails. So on the one had, it's definite assurance of no spills, but an inconvenience for trying to get this open, especially trying one-handed, not sure that can even be done. And I definitely wouldn't suggest trying while driving!Read more ›
This particular item has some great advantages: overall cool looking, transparent container that makes the tea look good, the dip and steep idea with a flip lever is very very clever and is probably one of the best ways to do it...prevents teas from over-steeping and tasting bad.
Cons: (1) Transparent containers will never retain heat as well as their metal counterparts, if you want your tea very hot for extended periods of time, this wont work. (2) The infuser basket clip is not the easiest to open, and is not easy to clean thoroughly. (3) The small metal Y frame on which this basket is held in place looks flimsy, but I haven't used it for an extended period of time to give a complete review on that. (4) The biggest problem with this piece is the mouth piece - the cover is not easy to pop (it took me 2 hands and excessive force to get it to open... the question is, if both my hands were on the tea mug, who was holding the steering wheel?). The second problem with the mouth piece is that once open, that piece flops around, it isn't secure, which means that when you're drinking, it smacks your nose/face! Or you have to use your forefinger to prevent that from happening.
This has improved my mornings greatly! Let me tell you why. As I'm gathering my things to leave for work in the morning, I have the kettle heating up my water. In this Aladdin Tea Infuser, I twist off the lid and turn it over. Inside the lid is a little tea ball/basket thingy. I snap open the basket, and drop in my loose tea leaves. I snap it shut. Right before I head out of the door, I pour my hot water in, twist on the lid and flip the lever on the side of the lid. The lever releases the tea basket from the inside of the lid and it drops into the water. My tea is steeping in my car while I'm driving to work. I usually go by looking at the color of my tea water, or 3 mins later, I flip the lever on the lid back and the basket pulls back up into the lid. The tea never touches the water again. It sits under the lid and hides while I drink from the mouth hole on the other side of it. The mouth hole has a lid that snaps on shut on the hole to keep your drink hot. Be careful, though because the steam can build up a little when you open it back up. (When I'm steeping it, I lay the mouthpiece down, but I don't snap it shut all of the way. There isn't a release valve for the steam to escape) The lid of the mouth piece folds all the way back, so it doesn't bother you while you drink. The mug itself is has a double wall, so it keeps the drink hot and you don't burn your hands while handling it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had several of these cups--I find I have to replace them as the lids are not durable--the hinge breaks--so be gentle--don't drop!Published 7 days ago by ann christopherson
I've used this almost daily for two months, and it makes my mornings Great! Super easy to clean, which had been my number 1 concern before buying it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Katie
I've bought three of these and just love the ease of use. Perfect for traveling as well. Highly recommend.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
These are the greatest thing in the history of tea to go. I buy them for other peeps as well and they are absolutely worth every penny. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Miss Jones
Great for loose tea. The "bag" device would get stuck in the up position and I would have to toggle the lever a few times to make it fall, but otherwise nice.Published 2 months ago by Justin
Nice idea that kind of works ok. But the drink is cold by the time your get to the car.Published 2 months ago by Cy Jurgens
Awesome product. Not much to say. Just well designed and super handy.Published 2 months ago by Manny
Works AWESOME! I actually increased my drinking tea because of this cup. It is fun, innovative and convenient. I have had no issues with it at all. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mortalabsinthe