Bodum YoYo 13-Ounce Tea Infuser Set
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- 13-ounce capcity
- Durable tempered glass mug included
- The lid acts as a trivet to keep your counter clean
- Dishwasher safe, handwashing the infuser is recommended for longer life.
- Works with any loose leaf tea.
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However, there are some problems. My main complaint is the design of the infuser. The sides are a nice, fine mesh whereas the bottom is plastic with some perforations. These holes in the bottom allow small leaf bits to flow-out. I have a Teeli infuser that has the mesh in the bottom also and it keeps all of the leaves contained. Second, and far more minor, the cup is rather small. It makes a nicely sized cup of tea, but if you're used to drinking from larger cups and mugs, you will find yourself gulping this one down pretty quickly.
Overall, this is not a bad product and if it had the full mesh infuser, I would have given it 4 stars.
Looking forward to many tea infusions at work now, and moving up to better loose teas in purchases. :)
Unless you're really lazy (which, I admit, I am), teas should also never, ever, be served from a bag. Teas should be in loose form, not confined in a bag. Why? Because tea leaves need to expand in the water to release their full flavor. You can buy loose tea leaves buy on amazon, high end grocery store, or in specially markets (e.g. Cost Plus), or tea shoppes.
Now, unless you want to brew a whole pot with tea leaves in the plot, there are not many ways to make tea right for just one person. This mug solve the single serving dilemma. It's big, sturdy, and made of glass. The most important thing though is that it comes with an infuser. It looks like a cylindrical filter that is placed into the mug. Just spoon a bit of the tea into the filter, dunk in the mug, and the tea will be brewed right then and there. The result is some of the best tea you'll have ever drank. The brewing is really easy, add tea to the filter, and add sub boiling hot water, wait, remove the infuser, and drink. If you need to add sugar or cream, well, that's your choice, but I believe the right tea needs none of that.Read more ›
I would give it five stars but the other reviewer has a point, the holes on the bottom of the infuser do let out little pieces of the tea, however a bit of common sense can get around this problem.
After you load up your tea and put the lid on the infuser, turn it upside town (holes up), and shake vigorously. The small particles will sift to the bottom (the top) so when you turn it back over they're all at the top of the tea. Problem solved.
One other problem I just discovered is that the lid of the infuser doesn't seal so after you're done making your tea and you turn the infuser over to set it down (holes up) the liquid still in the tea slowly leaks out the bottom to make a small mess on your counter. Not cool!
The infusor is big enough to allow even the boldest of teas to unfurl completely. The white plastic of the mesh is surprisingly impervious to staining, and the plastic structure is strong and flexible. It's not the finest mesh I've come across so some dust will end up in your tea, but it's as good as most of the commercial filters.
The lid that helps keep steeping heat in the infusor when steeping doubles as a holder for the infusor when you take it out of the tea. It's very useful for the office and anywhere you can't get to a dish for holding the filter easily.
I like it a lot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Small, easy to take to work
mug is large
strainer can rip/separate from frame
lid to hold strainer
I own many Bodum products and generally am happy with them. Although this product works fine, the cup itself just isn't very nice. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Kate
It comes with a lid, but the lid can't fully cover the mug. How can you take tea without a fit lid?Published on June 22, 2011 by truelies
this is a thick, clear glass cup/mug. it is unlike Bodum New YoYo Personal Tea Maker Set, includes YoYo Black Infuser and 12-Ounce Mug, which i already own, in that this mug is... Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by Ktowntn Chicago
As far as a tea strainer goes, it certainly works
other people have commented that while the sides of this thing are a fine mesh perfect for the role, that the bottom... Read more
Some sediment will fall through the bottom but i found that this usually occurs when you first put the tea in the yo yo. Read morePublished on April 3, 2007 by A. Gatzke
This set works great. I used to have to use cheese cloth bags for my tea, but now I can just drop my herbs in and steep and wah la tea! Easy to clean to. Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by Kimberly P. Wiggins
I've been using this cup/filter combo everyday for 2 months or so. The cup is nicely constructed and I have no problems with it. Read morePublished on February 27, 2007 by Moogypug
This is a nice litte tea-cup. It's perfect for a cup of herbal tea before going to bed.Published on January 18, 2007 by vix