01-24-2014, 12:42 PM
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I only drink loose leaf teas and specifically stick to whites. I usually get my teas from Adagio online and drink their Silver Needle and their White Symphony which I love so much.

I always use a glass mug with a stainless infuser. It works for me but I'm thinking there is a better way.

Was wondering what other tea drinkers use to infuse their leaf?

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 01-24-2014, 01:28 PM
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  • krissy
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If you don't mind disposable you can buy little bags to put your leaves in, they have a pull string on the open end to close. I haven't used them but I have seen them a number of times online. A lot of artisan soapmakers also use them for making bath teas, the same concept just on a larger scale. But they also make them smaller for a cup.

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 01-24-2014, 01:30 PM
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If you shop at Adagio, then you've probably seen this:

[Image: Ingenuitea-280.jpg]

My first one finally broke after 8 years of heavy use. For $20, it's a great deal.

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 01-24-2014, 02:50 PM
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(01-24-2014, 01:30 PM)5Savages Wrote: If you shop at Adagio, then you've probably seen this:

[Image: Ingenuitea-280.jpg]

My first one finally broke after 8 years of heavy use. For $20, it's a great deal.

I have the Teavanna version and it works great I also use this strainer Strainer for single cups. I also use a French press sometimes. On my birthday list is the Breville one touch tea maker.

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 01-24-2014, 03:13 PM
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  • CMur12
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  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
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I brew loose-leaf black tea in an insulated pot with a cone infuser. The insulation is in the form of a cloth-lined metal dome that fits snugly over the pot.

- Murray

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 01-24-2014, 03:22 PM
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  • freddy
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(01-24-2014, 01:30 PM)5Savages Wrote: If you shop at Adagio, then you've probably seen this:

[Image: Ingenuitea-280.jpg]

My first one finally broke after 8 years of heavy use. For $20, it's a great deal.

For large leaves, the ingenuiTEA is wonderful. I also use Adagio's paper tea filters for smaller leaves.

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 01-24-2014, 04:28 PM
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(01-24-2014, 12:42 PM)fbones24 Wrote: I always use a glass mug with a stainless infuser. It works for me but I'm thinking there is a better way.

As long as the leaves are free to move about, rather than being scrunched up, what your using is fine. Now if it's like a tea ball where the leaves are constrained, I'd look for something else.

(01-24-2014, 01:28 PM)krissy Wrote: If you don't mind disposable you can buy little bags to put your leaves in, they have a pull string on the open end to close. I haven't used them but I have seen them a number of times online. A lot of artisan soapmakers also use them for making bath teas, the same concept just on a larger scale. But they also make them smaller for a cup.

That's what I use when I travel or go camping.
http://www.adagio.com/teaware/paper_filters.html

Similar to MondoJ, I use this at work. I picked it up at Target for about $8.

[Image: msr_mugmate.jpg]

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 01-24-2014, 05:23 PM
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I used this double walled glass tumbler that had a French press type plunger. I got it at the container store at 75% off but cracked it on my third day of use.

Going to stick to my cast iron Japanese teapots with tea packets that I fill with loose tea.

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 01-25-2014, 01:41 PM
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I use a glass teapot with a portable infuser with loose black tea from SD Bells Belfast.
They have they own website.


Jimmy

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 01-25-2014, 03:40 PM
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  • Stubbl E
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One of these...

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...in one of these.

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Just pour in some boiling water and let sit for a few minutes.
Perfect cuppa every time. Too easy! Biggrin

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 01-26-2014, 06:02 AM
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Tea bags from hot water nuked.
Loose tea in a filtered Keurig.

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 01-26-2014, 06:12 AM
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  • tipsol
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Guys I am from Turkey and we drink black loose tea in very traditional way here is picture I am drinking now[Image: u2upuhuh.jpg]

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 01-26-2014, 07:38 AM
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(01-24-2014, 02:50 PM)MondoJ Wrote: On my birthday list is the Breville one touch tea maker.

Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. I just use a old chinese teapot without strainer. I've considered a ingenuiTEA but haven't found one in Europe.

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 01-26-2014, 08:11 AM
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I brew sleepy time tea when i need to go to bed and feel wide,awake it helps me a lot

ox man

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 01-26-2014, 08:58 AM
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(01-26-2014, 08:11 AM)jkshave Wrote: I brew sleepy time tea when i need to go to bed and feel wide,awake it helps me a lot

ox man

I'm a big sleepy time fan myself

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 01-26-2014, 10:16 AM
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  • freddy
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(01-26-2014, 07:38 AM)Snuff Wrote:
(01-24-2014, 02:50 PM)MondoJ Wrote: On my birthday list is the Breville one touch tea maker.

Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. I just use a old chinese teapot without strainer. I've considered a ingenuiTEA but haven't found one in Europe.

Adagio has a U. K. on-line store where the ingenuiTEA may be purchased. Here is the link: http://www.adagio.uk.com/. Prices on the site can be quoted in € or £.

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 01-26-2014, 12:34 PM
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  • vferdman
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I use a....

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tea pot to brew my loose leaf teas. I am strictly a tea drinker, no coffee. I have three sizes of these. A two cup, a three cup and a daily driver, a four cup. These are fairly inexpensive, of very good quality, allow you to remove the leaves from the brew at the appropriate time with ease. Best utilitarian teapot ever.

For my more exotic tea drinking I have a small collection of Ixing teapots from china made from unglazed Ixing clay.

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 01-26-2014, 12:43 PM
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i just use any available ordinary kettle to brew ordinary loose leaf tea. when ready i strain through an ordinary strainer. for extraordinary teas i use extraordinary equipment - but never more than strictly neccessary.

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 01-28-2014, 02:19 AM
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Penhaligons tea cup & saucer with a couple of Bigelow Earl Gray tea bags,,... Biggrin

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 01-30-2014, 05:24 PM
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I just wanted to update this thread. I got the IngenuiTea and I love this thing. It doesn't do anything that different from a regular strainer, but it is just too easy to use and clean. I think the leaves may have more room to float around and at around $20, the price can't be beat.

I also got the UtiliTea kettle and I no longer have to worry about temperatures.

I'm a big fan of Adagio even though I think better quality tea can be found elsewhere.

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