7/13/10

TeaForte

One of my most recent tea discoveries is also one of my favorites: my tea forte ceramic infuser. I had been using unbleached tea bags to brew my loose leaf jasmine vanilla because modern infusers always seemed to contain plastic (which I did not want to mix with hot water - all those chemicals) and the old fashioned spring-loaded types always seemed to leak tea leaves. This is an elegant solution. The metal base screws off so it can be filled with tea leaves, and it rests in its own little matching tray. I see they have several other plastic-free infusers displayed on their webpage. Thank you, Teaforte!

9 comments:

elizabeth said...

nice! I often use a silver tea strainer and pour the tea out of it... or a metal tea ball... hopefully not as bad as plastic... :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the link and the information on plastic. I just bought a metal one, but wish I had known about this. Function and beauty in one fell swoop.

Pres. Kathy said...

I will have to show my husband since he is the tea drinker in our house. Thanks!

~*~Patty said...

So interesting!
it really is true that we learn something new every day.
Happy T Tuesday to you!

Mimi said...

Oooooh, very nice.

Kimmie said...

what a beautiful design!!! I can never understand why things that are immersed in something hot are often made out of plastic (or even just have plastic in them). It is just so counter-intuitive - knowing what we know about plastic. Thanks for sharing!!!

Happy T today! Kimmie

Dianne said...

Very nice... I might have to try one...

Janelle said...

Okay, that is cool! I have a silver mesh tea ball shaped like a heart, but yes...it does leak bits of tea leaves. Such a cool thingamabob!

Michelle M. said...

That is really neat! I need to get one of those. I hate how my infuser always leaks out pieces of the tea.