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.
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 :(
pretty but useless
17th May 2014 Posted by
Mrs A Strachan
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.
Spring action infuser
23rd April 2014 Posted by
Have to agree with what has been already said. Very pretty but not fit for purpose. A bother to get used tea leaves out and also lots of stray tea leaves escape into the tea when ready to drink so much so that it really has to be strained again . Not good.
Actually not that bad...
11th April 2014 Posted by
I can see why loose tea would be a problem, but this is great for things like fresh mint tea, or more bulky infusion options. This is what I got given to use in a lovely french chain of restaurants and worked a dream for fresh mint.
30th March 2014 Posted by
Completely impractical. As others have said, the two halves don't fully slide apart making it hard to empty/clean when the leaves are wet, and it can't be used solely with a mug/cup of tea because the tea leaves escape, floating around in the cup. Had to try to make it work by making the tea in a jug then pouring it into a mug with an additional tea strainer - a joke!
It broke on the second use...
20th August 2013 Posted by
I agree with other comments about the wet tea leaved being difficult to clean out after use, and the leaves escaping out the side of the strainer when brewing. I could almost forgive all that, because it's a pretty product, but mine actually broke the second time I used it. I'll be taking it back for a refund. A real shame :(
30th July 2013 Posted by
After attempting to use the product..twice, and failing to make a decent cup of tea without a mass of tea leaves..I have to conclude that, as per the other reviews the product is NOT fit for purpose.
Very disappointing as Whittard's standards are usually quite high.
16th May 2013 Posted by
Mrs J Button
I agree with the above buyer. Tea leaves all over the place when trying to empty and not great to fill either. Disappointing product and not used a lot as not efficient .
28th April 2013 Posted by
I agree with the other comments - a lovely looking thing but doesn't do the job. Tea leaves everywhere, not kept nicely inside the infuser at all. What a shame!
25th October 2012 Posted by
the tea falls out of the side where the plates slide together it could do with a seal
25th March 2012 Posted by
I've had exactly the same problem so presume this is a design fault. Very disappointing as this was part of my Mother's Day gift from Beloved Son.Have emailed Whittards about this and am looking forward to their response.
1st March 2012 Posted by
Unfortunately the tea leaves were able to get through the holes spoiling the tea.
Not so good...
11th January 2012 Posted by
The loose tea gets out of the infuser withou even moving it. (not through the small holes but in the part that opens...)
Lovely idea but horrendous to use
1st January 2012 Posted by
Bought as a gift as I loved the neat, efficient idea. However, although the infusion works well it's messy to fill and even worse to empty. The two halves don't slide fully apart so the wet leaves get stuck in the crossover. Cue tea leaves all over the sink, rather than neatly tapped into the bin. Shame!