The Manatea Tea Infuser and Mug Gift Set is really cute - I love the casual look of the mug and the 'go with the flow' inscription is very appropriate for me. Don't even get me started on how cute the manatea infuser is!
The tea infuser is made from food grade silicone which means it's soft and pliable - very easy to handle.
You can see how cute it is below, a real conversation piece. You can see in the first image that the 'infuser' part of the tea infuser is basically the manatea's body.
I do love cute tea infusers as they are a great way to brighten up my day - my rubber ducky tea infuser always brings a smile to my face. I think this manatea is going to make me smile when I look at it too!
Now, what about the practical aspect of the infuser?
As I said the silicone is very easy to handle and the tea infuser comes apart and fits together again very easily.
There have been some criticisms of this tea infuser so I'm going to address them here.
You can't fill the infuser very easily because of it's size. Now I don't know what size teaspoon this reviewer had because I found it very easy to fill - I only added one teaspoon of tea because that's all I use for one mug, but it would have taken two very easily.
I've added a photo here so that you can see how easily my (normal sized!) teaspoon can fit into the infuser.
You can't drink the tea while the infuser is on the mug. Well I have to disagree with this reviewer as well - to a degree anyways. I wear glasses and thought there could be a problem, however I found drinking most my tea from this mug with the infuser attached was fine. When it got to the bottom part of the mug (from where the non-infuser part of the tail part was) the manatea did touch my nose, but I didn't think it was anything to worry about.
I also would like to note that I didn't get any tea leaves left in my mug after drinking although I should add that I haven't drunk any really fine leafed teas.
I would thoroughly recommend this and I don't think you can ever have too many tea infusers!
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