Last week I shared a few tea infusers from my collection on the blog. You can check that post out here. Tea infusers and strainers are necessary for brewing tea and I have a few in my collection that are fun. Today’s offerings are functional but a few are whimsical at the same time. Who says teatime has to be serious?
First up is a little ball with a tea cup attached to it. The teacup has a little chip in it now as I have used it a lot but it adds to the charm.
How about a kitty cat perching on the side of the pot or cup? The tea ball part is shaped like a fish which seems pretty appropriate.
This little infuser is actually shaped like a teabag. Pop the bottom off of the rubbery teabag, put in a teaspoon of tea, pop the bottom back on and brew up a cup of yumminess.
This one is sadly a bit out of focus which I did not realize until I posted it and can’t get another photo but you get the idea. It is a little teapot that you add a bit of tea to and then steep to perfection.
Finally a celestially adorned teapot attached to the ball makes this one perfect for brewing a heavenly pot of tea. I use this one most often it seems and I love the vivid blue teapot.
Tea infusers come in all shapes and sizes. Some of my more whimsical ones were featured in that post out here.
“Her tea basket was still lost, but that didn’t seem to matter now. People used to eat loose tea on long journeys. They’d pack it into hard little cakes they’d pull out later, to gnaw on while they warmed their hands by a fire. The tea provided physical sustenance, but it was also considered good for the soul.”
― L.L. Barkat, The Novelist
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How interesting! ( I know nothing about hot tea.) I love the kitty and fish, but you probably could guess that would be my favorite!
Yep–the kitty and the fish are pretty darn cute. I need to educate you about hot tea, Dianna! But I bet you know sweet tea forwards and backwards, right?
What a great collection! Not surprising, I have a tea ball with a tea cup attached as well. My teacup is different but has a small chip in it too. I should pull all of mine out to see what I actually have. Also love the kitty and fish.
Yes–pull yours out and let’s do Show and Tell! 🙂
The kitty and the fish are my favs. I bet one of yours, too.
You are going to laugh at me. But I got some loose tea and a green guitar shaped infuser in a family Christmas gift exchange. I had no idea what I’d just opened. My daughter had to explain the infuser to me.
Despite being a cat person, I’ll vote for the tiny teapot.
Hot tea is no strain. LOL We gotta get our hot tea game on point. We’re still using lil’ bags like amateurs.
I used my own infuser for a nice cup of pumpkin spice tea last night! Mine is shaped just like two spoons fused together, and you can stir with it then. Makes a lovely cup of tea. And I really do think using loose tea with infuser is the way to go. It’s so much fresher and aromatic that way. Love the kitty one. 🙂
I have the two spoon one as well and it does a magnificent job at brewing a great brew! Your pumpkin spice sounds lovely although at 88 degrees in Alabama right now it does not seem like fall at all.
have you seen the manna-tea tea infuser?
Yep! I have a sloth and Dino but not the mana tea. So cute!