Great idea but this is not for herbal teas, or other teas with fines. Only large leaf loose tea, like green teas work with this product. My husband drinks 3-4 different herbal teas a day on average and this just didn't work. Every cup had fines which made a mess and irritated his mouth. This just doesn't work as well as a screened tea strainer.
Gift well received
I gave this to my sister as a gift because she loves to bring tea to her office but has a lot of stuff with her all the time. This is small and compact and she can throw it in her purse. It's easy to use and super functional. She loved it.
New York, NY
I bought as a gift and haven't given it yet....New Year's gift. Was amazed at how quickly it arrived. I hope my son in law likes it.
Gave this to husband in combo with loose fruit tea. He says it would work great with tea leaves, but doesn't work well with the fruit tea. I was thinking it would allow him to steep several cups of fruit tea before consuming the fruit. (I don't drink tea at all.) He intends to use it mostly at work, for making loose leaf tea with less mess.
Jenn the Non-tea Drinker
I took this to work and use it every day
I had a similar travel tea steeper where I could fill it with tea ahead of time, and take it to work with me to steep at my desk. My fiance killed it in the garbage disposal, so he bought me this one to replace it. I love how convenient it is to use and travel with. However, the chamber is way too small. It barely fits any tea. For a mug of tea you need a good heaping teaspoon's worth, and this barely holds one. It is also hard to hold down the button to keep it open while trying to fit the leaves in the other end. It it too narrow, so when I am trying to put the leaves in, I end up spilling them off the sides. I really wanted to like this more because it is so cute and unique.
I bought this for my wife for her birthday. She switched from coffee to tea a year or so ago and I thought this was something she would like and she uses it several times a day. It is very convienient to slip in her bag along with her favorite tea and take to work with her. She has told me several times she really likes it and enjoys being able to try different teas throughout the day.
She loved the gift. Already using it. It's perfect in everyway!!