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reviewed The Steeper by DAVIDsTEA
935 tasting notes

I love my Steeper – I use this thing ALL the time! Little mess pouring the tea, the leaves are kept nicely for when I want to resteep and pretty well balanced so it doesn’t fall over or anything.

I love it so much, I crocheted 2 cozies for it and posted the pattern on my blog to share with others – ZOMG CROCHET STEEPER TEA COZY http://awkwardsoul.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/davidstea-steeper-cozy-crochet-free-pattern/

My only complaint is taking this thing apart. Maybe I’m scared I’m gonna break it and I’m screwed for having good tea until a new one comes in the mail. Putting the filter back in can be a pain. What I found works really well for cleaning is rubbing baking soda in to remove all the tea stains.

I have the 18oz and totally want the 36oz. One day.

Raritea

Awesome pattern! The cozies you made are adorable!

Awkward Soul

woot, ty! I was so happy when I had the pattern finished – I was promising to have it done sooner, but I had to finish my shawl first. I might try making a knitted or felted version in the future.

Fjellrev

That is such a cute little cozy! I’ve been curious about the Steeper. Wasn’t sure if it would be worth the investment.

Scatterbrain

If it’s anything like my Teavana steeper, it’s gonna start to get leaky after a while, so watch out. :/

Awkward Soul

I’ve had mine for a year now, used about 2-6 times a day, no leaks.

Scatterbrain

Wow, I need to get me one of those!

Sare

So how much would it be for you to make me a tea cozy ??? :)

yappychappy

I’m so having my sister make me a tea cozy.

clairemipsum

Love it! Just downloaded it off of ravelry. I wish you included a knitting pattern as well

Awkward Soul

Hopefully I’ll do a knitting pattern sometime, it’s just my knitting pattern writing skills aren’t there yet.

Brooklynsheep

David’s Tea would be silly not to have you make a bunch in their signature color for sale at their shops…!

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Raritea

Awesome pattern! The cozies you made are adorable!

Awkward Soul

woot, ty! I was so happy when I had the pattern finished – I was promising to have it done sooner, but I had to finish my shawl first. I might try making a knitted or felted version in the future.

Fjellrev

That is such a cute little cozy! I’ve been curious about the Steeper. Wasn’t sure if it would be worth the investment.

Scatterbrain

If it’s anything like my Teavana steeper, it’s gonna start to get leaky after a while, so watch out. :/

Awkward Soul

I’ve had mine for a year now, used about 2-6 times a day, no leaks.

Scatterbrain

Wow, I need to get me one of those!

Sare

So how much would it be for you to make me a tea cozy ??? :)

yappychappy

I’m so having my sister make me a tea cozy.

clairemipsum

Love it! Just downloaded it off of ravelry. I wish you included a knitting pattern as well

Awkward Soul

Hopefully I’ll do a knitting pattern sometime, it’s just my knitting pattern writing skills aren’t there yet.

Brooklynsheep

David’s Tea would be silly not to have you make a bunch in their signature color for sale at their shops…!

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I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
DAVIDsTea
Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA

Location

Long Beach, CA

Website

http://oolongowl.com/

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