Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Primula Tea Maker

This is a glass mug for brewing an individual serving of loose tea.

Primula Tea Maker 

It is borosilicate glass, so it is stovetop, microwave and dishwasher safe.  There is a glass infuser basket and lid, that doubles as a coaster. 

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The slits in the bottom of the infuser will let some small bits through if your loose tea is too fine.  I’ve heard some people say that metal filters will affect the taste of your tea. 

My problem with this tea maker was removing the filter basket.  I brewed black tea with freshly boiled water and steeped my tea for three minutes.  Then I did a very foolish thing.  I grabbed the filter to lift it out of the mug and burned my fingers.  Ouch!  That filter gets very hot.  It will be a little awkward having to use a pot holder.

I’m used to my IngenuiTea mug from Adagio where you just set the tea maker on top of your mug to release the tea (no touching the filter involved).  Well, now I know.

Have any of you tried this Primula Tea Maker and what did you think of it?  My mug was a bargain that I picked up on the clearance table at Publix for $5.  I think the retail price is $14.99 and the tea maker comes with a blooming tea.  You can check out Primula Tea here.

6 comments:

Steph said...

VERY cool! thanks for the hot fingers notice.

Marilyn said...

It looks very pretty with the blooming tea in it. I have several teapots with filters that get quite hot too. I haven't tried this one.

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Angela McRae said...

Wow, you got a deal! I have a similar style of glass mug (I believe it is from Bodum), and my only complaint is, as you say, the fine particles slipping through the slits in the mug.

Southern Touch Catering said...

Yes, I have tried the very same one and found the same trouble burning my fingers. Also the glass was hot while trying to drink it as well. But I also had a hard time using loose tea because the tea would get stuckin the slats and when I poure hot water in it would clog up. I never brewed in the up directly though.
Lovely concept, but I got tired of the struggle. :>)

Muse in the Fog said...

That is very neat! Thanks for showing me :)

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