A great spring-action infuser for brewing tea leaves in a cup or mug. With a simple pull down motion, you can open the infuser and scoop up your desired amount of tealeaves. Once released the infuser springs shut, capturing the leaves inside. A fun, novel and attractive way to infuse loose tea in a cup or mug.
Spring Action Infuser
Item Code: 208868
Free delivery over £40
In was given this recently as a gift, and it definitely feels like a quality item. But, goes quickly downhill on actually using it. On filling one half, trying to get the other half to slide back on without emptying the contents all over your work surface is difficult. The leaves simply get caught. As for cleaning, well, because the two halves don't separate fully, wet tea leaves simply are trapped in it, necessitating a scooping out with a sharp pointed knife or a fork. I really haven't come across such a poor design of anything for a long time. Hadn't the heart to tell my friend who gave it to me, so it sits out in the kitchen as an ornament!
Really difficult to clean. Its large holds cannot properly keep teal leaves inside, it just ruins your cuppa. Such a shame, it looks so pretty
I totally agree with most of the comments above. I went into the Whittard shop in Nottingham last Saturday for some green tea bags, they only had loose tea in the flavour I required, so I asked for some help on which infuser to buy, I was told that the spring action was a good one because it is so easy to clean, all I can say is this person totally lied as I don't think he has ever used one. It has been such a waste of money and as I don't live near the shop I can't take it back without spending the same amount in petrol. I am very disappoint in Whittards!
This looks gorgeous. Bought it as part of a gift with lots of different loose tea's how ever, first use concludes that it's a waste of time as the holes are two large to contain the tea there it needs straining anyway :(
Very disappointed especially as it was given as a gift :(
I took mine back for a refund as the two halves don't slide open enough to get a good quantity of tea in. Then the wet tea leaves are impossible to get out without a lot of poking with a sharp knife. As I drink 12 cups of tea a day, totally useless.