Tea Mug Recommendations?
My tea mug recently broke and I’m looking to buy a new one. I’m specifically looking for one with an infuser. What do you recommend?
I personally love the KATI tumbler. Here is a link to my review about it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/10/26/product-review-kati-loose-tea-system-from-tea-forte/
I’ve used each of these and liked them (not mugs, but infuser cups):
I like my Kati mug with infuser too, although recently the handle broke off the infuser which makes retreiving said infuser a little tricky (I pry it out with a dull, thin knife). That said, if you don’t bang your infuser on a counter regularly while only holding the handle, it’ll probably hold up better. The cup is pretty hot to hold when the water is boiling despite the double wall design, but I generally find that if the cup is too hot to hold, the tea is too hot to drink (for me).
The Kati looks nice, I’m stuck between that and http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/koryo-teacup-sky.html
I don’t care for the koryo teacup at all. It gets too hot to handle, and it is too large for my hand. I would use it as a teapot, but it is very tricky to pour from as it gets so hot and it doesn’t pour well anyway. It is very pretty though and I’m using it to store tea.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00178RRJG This is a really great one. I’ve bought many for friends and family. Anything from For Life is really nice. I’ve searched high and low to find infusers with the smallest holes, and theirs couldn’t get any smaller. They don’t let any small leaves through, even rooibos. They’re awesome.
I also own quite a few of these – http://www.amazon.com/FORLIFE-Extra-fine-Infuser-Porcelain-Dish/dp/B001JP1KPO/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1312530183&sr=1-3 They sit in any size cup perfectly, and once again don’t let anything through. But if you’re wanting a mug to go with I’d definitely say the first link I pasted.
this is what I use at work. I only have one so use any old mug at home… (with my tea master. Plastic… not my thing but it was a gift and it works…)
I really love the way it tastes so pure using porcelain- and I feel like a real lady drinking from it to!
I love my Chatsford Infuser; it’s light, very strong, and comes with a lid/bottom. Using that allows me to buy interesting mugs I find in pottery stores or tea shops.
I use this for most of my tea brewing, I really love the double walled glass, it retains the heat longer, cool to the touch and lets face it it just looks rad. :)