Fred MANATEA Silicone Tea Infuser
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- The infuser is constructed from silicone, which is soft, food-safe and tasteless, so it won't affect the taste of your tea.
- This tea infuser perches on the rim of your tea cup so you don't have to worry about fishing it out.
- 100% BPA-free silicone construction is easy to clean.
- The infuser measures 4-1/2 by 3 inches.
- This product is dishwasher and microwave safe.
- Remember, only authentic MANATEA have the Fred logo on the back of the fin
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Second Helpings of Fun
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The Rhode Island based Fred team works with global artists to create well-designed stuff that will put a smile on your face.
We’ve laid out the table for you! Come together and celebrate food, fun and great design.
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Save waste and add a little fun to your tea time with the Fred and Friends MANATEA Silicone Tea Infuser. The infuser is constructed from silicone, which is soft, food-safe and tasteless, so it won't affect the taste of your tea. This tea infuser perches on the rim of your tea cup so you don't have to worry about fishing it out. 100% BPA-free silicone construction is easy to clean. The infuser is 4-1/2 by 3 inches. This product is dishwasher and microwave safe.
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This novelty silicone tea infuser comes in the shape of a manatee named Fred that will hang on the rim of your cup to be your tea infuser. The ManaTea Fred manatea tea infuser comes apart in the middle with ease so you can place your tea on the inside. The body is made of a soft yet durable silicon so it will be able to handle the high temperatures of boiling water of you glass of tea. What a great conversation starter or even a great way to startle someone. As how often does one see a manatee having a glass of tea? Thank ManaTea for Fred the manatee tea infuser.
We have a small handful of tea infusers in the house as we do drink tea on occasion. The ManaTea tea infuser staring Fred the manatee does stand out from the rest of our tea infusers. The daughter is who saw this product and wished to have it for her cups of tea with her friends. Our only concern is what exactly is the tea infuser silicon make up. As we could not find out if it was BPA free or not. We would recommend this product to others if they were seeking a novelty tea item.
We were not paid nor discounted in any way, shape or form for giving our honest opinion here of this product as a review to assist others. We believe, as a family, it is important to give an honest and accurate review to assist others so they can make good purchasing decisions that can benefit them and their family. And not be lead to cheap, unwanted purchases that are scripted by advertisers to buy their products. We are a family that believes in a minimalist lifestyle while trying to be green as much as possible in all departments of our life. As we care to leave something, anything, of this planet to our grandchildren so they may enjoy it as we have.
2 stars because it's kind of cutesy, I guess. I may be being somewhat generous with that. That's about where the positives end.
I think this thing just doesn't have enough holes. Infusing tea in this whale in not a pleasing experience. It takes a LONG time. I've tried many different types of teas with this, and the only ones that seem to somewhat work are the overly strong ones (like a Jasmine Green Pearl tea). Even then, it doesn't work so well. Most of the time, the tea gets cold before you even have a chance to enjoy it.
So there you have it, a tea infuser that can't even do it's primary function well. Ended up buying one of the straight metal mesh strainers and it's WORLDS apart from this in terms of functionality. Save your money, unless you want it for decoration.
Cons: 1. This chap is hard to fill. The opening is small and waste of tea is a sad byproduct. 2. This diver won't sink properly. Unless you pack him full of leaves (wasteful again), it will bob and float. 3. This infuser won't always keep leaves out of your tea. If you pack the diver full in order to make it sink, there is a good chance the seal won't work and it will open in your mug, spilling leaves all over. Even when it is sealed, finer leaves will eventually come out of the holes. I found myself having to strain the tea after using the is diver infuser, so what's the point?!
My verdict: Bad infuser, but cute toy. The only thing this diver does now is to go on imaginary deep sea excursions in the sink with the kids.
This little fella is so cute! He makes tea and makes us smile. What more could we ask for?
Oh yeah... easy to clean. Made of molded food-grade silicon, a little sudsy water, a rinse, and he's ready to go for a dip in your teacup again. He hangs onto the edge of your cup with his front flippers peering out at you until his job is done.
Just big enough for a single serving or pot-for one, don't ask this little guy to make tea for a crowd.
If I had a complaint, it's that the top part of the holes is sometimes exposed, so maybe if his head was a little longer he would hang down lower into the mug. I tend to add sugar, honey and sometimes milk if it's a chai and need some extra space at the top so he gets left a little exposed at the top. You also usually need to leave a decent amount of space on top if you're using a thermal mug with a lid.
Either way, this little guy brightens my days and works well. I usually rinse him out with warm water and give it a little scrubbing with soap; especially with black teas and Earl Gray as they leave stains and lingering tea odors.