Welcome to Teapot Tuesday. Today’s offering is a new tea infuser that was pointed out to me by my future daughter in law. She sent me a link and of course I HAD to have him. Pete looked like the perfect steeper so I put him right to work.
Pete comes apart and splits in half so you can fill one side with loose tea. I chose a nice darjeeling for his initial use.
Pete took a loooooonnnnnnnggggggg time to steep. My usual steeping time of 3 and a half minutes was not nearly long enough – the tea was weak and pale so I left Pete to his job for a couple minutes longer. I suspect his holes need to be a little bit bigger in order for the brewing time to be less.
When I finally took Pete out and enjoyed my tea it was lovely but the lesson here is that cute does not always equal the best infuser. I do love Pete and he has a place in my heart now. When I have plenty of time and am not in a hurry to brew my tea he will be my go to infuser.
After I took him out he left me a little puddle …
The first cup moistens my lips and throat. The second shatters my loneliness. The third causes the wrongs of life to fade gently from my recollection. The fourth purifies my soul. The fifth lifts me to the realms of the unwinking gods . Chinese mystic, Tang Dynasty