Cool Touch Tea Strainer

Cool Touch Tea Strainer

$16.95
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Description

A tea strainer designed with the details you expect! This strainer is large enough to steep a full pot of tea, but also fits perfectly into our Perfectea Glass Tea Mug for when you just need one serving. It has a silicone rim that stays cool during steeping so you can easily remove it. And includes a Teavana lid that serves as a saucer to hold the strainer when you finish. Made of 18/8 stainless steel with a laser-cut fine mesh for even the smallest tea leaves. Top rack dishwasher safe.

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4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Convenient (5)
  • Easy to clean (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (9), Health conscious (4), High-end shopper (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It works

    This works really well. You get the advantage of the loose tea being non-compressed so that you get the full flavor. It is very easy to use, and also very easy to clean....Read complete review

    This works really well. You get the advantage of the loose tea being non-compressed so that you get the full flavor. It is very easy to use, and also very easy to clean. I have the Perfect Tea Maker, and to be honest, I think I like this better, mostly because of the cleaning. I like that it has a lid to keep the tea warm, and then the lid becomes a coaster to set the strainer on. No muss, no fuss.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Get the Perfect TeaMaker instead

    I really wanted to like this infuser, but alas, I went through two of them in just a few months. Both times, the handle broke off the saucer. It's not attached well,...Read complete review

    I really wanted to like this infuser, but alas, I went through two of them in just a few months. Both times, the handle broke off the saucer. It's not attached well, which I think is a design problem rather than a manufacturing problem.

    Aside from that, the steeper does its job. I loved the stainless steel construction and the silicone "stay cool" rim. The mesh is fine grained enough to prevent larger leaves from getting away, but when you get down to your smaller leaves and leaf dust, you'll see them swimming around in your team.

    My local Teavana store (at the Hillsdale Mall in the Bay Area) let me try a couple different CoolTouch infusers, then kindly let me trade in towards the Perfect TeaMaker, which I found superior in almost every way (one exception noted below).

    === Warning, the rest of this review really is for the Perfect TeaMaker. ===

    The unit is a perfect size for larger (16-oz) mugs. It sits sturdily on the counter or on the mug or on its little coaster (the CoolTouch was much more prone to tipping over). The brewing section is larger, which lets the tea leaves unfurl more fully, improving the tea's flavor. The drain mechanism is ingenious, letting you steep leaves as long as you like--but not a second longer (try your microwave timer or the Teavana iPhone app if you want to be precise about the timing) without worrying about where you're going to put the leaves.

    The only thing I don't like about the Perfect TeaMaker is that it's made out of plastic. Apparently it's BPA-free, so you don't have to worry about chemicals leaching into your tea, even with very hot water. But this really is a minor nit on an otherwise fabulous product. (And it is cool to watch your tea leaves unfurl as they do their tea thing.)

    Bottom line: save yourself the anxiety associated with your, um, handle flying off, and just get the Perfect TeaMaker instead.

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    5.0

    Finally - the perfect strainer!

    By Sarabeth

    from Oregon

    About Me Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Fits In A Drawer
    • Nice Handle
    • Stainless
    • Very Fine Mesh
    • Won't Burn Fingers

    Cons

      Best Uses

        I have tried at least 5 types of mug-sized strainers for brewing tea (all good) and yet this is the only one I have ever found that is perfect - won't burn your fingers, won't leach chemicals like a plastic mesh and yet keeps fine particles out of tea, has a sweet little lid with a handle and fits nicely into my tea drawer - what more can one ask?

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Good Infuser

        By Make Tea...

        from Gainesville, VA

        About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy to clean
        • Good Size
        • Works great

        Cons

          Best Uses

            I bought this along with the Perfectea Glass Mug. It works great and is sturdy enough to survive a depolyment overseas. It is easy to use and clean and fits the Perfectea mug perfectly.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very good quality and functional

            By jolie33

            from Alexandria, VA

            I use a lot of loose tea and needed a strainer that I could not only use in a cup but any other container with hot water. This item is simply excellent!

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            5.0

            Great Usage

            By Dee, tealover

            from Orlando, FL

            Pros

            • Convenient

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Very convenient, took it on vacation with us and we had our brewed teas in minutes.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just what I needed

                By Vicky

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Health Conscious

                Pros

                • Convenient
                • Easy to clean
                • Easy to use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    I drink only 1, an occasional 2nd, cup of tea a day. I don't need anything that is going to take up a ton of space on my countertops or have dozens of little parts that all need to be washed out after each use. I store this in a mug in my cupboard and when it's dirty, I rinse it out and stick it in the dishwasher. As another commenter stated, the holes are big enough that teas like the rooibos can sneak in there. The particles settle and I just don't drink the last 2 sips. I love the cover that becomes the coaster. I will say that the rubber ring comes off for washing and is kind of a pain to put back on. I've just been leaving mine off though and try not to burn myself on the hot metal.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Pot or mug, it's perfect!

                    By Merry Missy

                    from South Dakota

                    About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          I LOVE this infuser. I have so many products from Teavana, but this and the Perfect Infuser are my favorites. I love popping this in a teapot, adding my tea and pouring the water in. I use the lid to keep the water hot, but wipe the underside of it when thru seeping and it becomes the holder waiting of unit when lifting it from the pot. It's perfect! I don't like to leave my leaves in for long lengths of time, so I will make a strong pot of tea using the infuser, then transfer it to a glass pitcher to chill in the refrigerator and add water to the strength desired. The only thing I have to be careful with is the black rubber ring - it can slip off, but it's easy to gently re-position around the outside rim.

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                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          It works

                          By Katrina

                          from Dana Point, CA

                          About Me Tea Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Convenient

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              This works really well. You get the advantage of the loose tea being non-compressed so that you get the full flavor. It is very easy to use, and also very easy to clean. I have the Perfect Tea Maker, and to be honest, I think I like this better, mostly because of the cleaning. I like that it has a lid to keep the tea warm, and then the lid becomes a coaster to set the strainer on. No muss, no fuss.

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                              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Almost Perfect

                              By Cold

                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                              About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Convenient
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Quality

                              Cons

                              • Not for all Tea Types

                              Best Uses

                              • Anytime
                              • Gifts

                              As the title says, this is almost perfect.

                              Pros: This is great for pretty much everwhere. I use it at work to make 16 oz cups of tea. It does a GREAT job of being easy to use, clean, and in general take care of itself.

                              Cons: The rooibos and certain green teas can be VERY FINE which allows for parts of it to go through the holes. While I personally don't mind drinking in tea leaves or plant parts, some people did not like this. The rooibos teas can easily clog the holes and leave many floating parts.

                              It's not really a large con, but please be informed that it WILL happen. I am waiting for a new design that will allow for the use of rooibos teas without clogging/floating tea parts.

                              • Tea Body:
                              • Full
                              • Tea Flavor:
                              • Rooibos

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              The best way to make lots of tea

                              By TeaAngel

                              from Canton, Ohio

                              About Me Tea Enthusiast

                              Pros

                                Cons

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                                  • Anytime

                                  This solved my delima. I drink so much tea (approximately a gallon a day) and I need a way to make half a gallon of tea at a time. I use my glass canister from an old rock sugar purchase and I am in Teavana heaven. I love my tea pot, but this get the the quantity right in the container I chill it in. AWESOME!

                                  • Tea Body:
                                  • Full

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect Strainer

                                  By Tea Lover

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Health Conscious, High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Convenient
                                  • High Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Anytime
                                    • Gifts

                                    This is a GREAT strainer. I love that there is very little residue left in the bottom of the pot/cup. I have two infuser tea pots, and without fail, they always leave a lot of debris on the bottom so I still have to use a strainer when I pour a cup. AND they are very difficult to clean too. I love that this strainer is so versatile, functional, and easy.

                                    I have to agree with Matt from Fort Lauderdale, the lid works fine as a coaster. It's really a "no brainer." There are various ways to handle the condensation issue. I just wipe the lid off with a paper towel as I prefer to have as little clean up as possible and "Viola!"

                                    The only reason I continue to use the infuser pots is for the tea pearls and blooming teas, as I enjoy watching them open up.

                                    Excellent product!

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