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reviewed Mesh Tea Ball by DAVIDsTEA
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I figured that since I was doing a teaware review already I’d toss up a review of this one too and add it to my cupboard, since I’ve had these teaballs practically since I started drinking tea and they’re an everyday part of how I make tea (I know, I know…).

I mean; they’re teaballs. There’s nothing special about them; they do what they’re intended to and the fact they came from DAVIDsTEA over other places really doesn’t do anything to change how they function.

For the most part I find that there’s enough room for expansion for a lot of the teas I drink; though definitely not all of them. However, I definitely have a wide range of teaballs/clamps from various stores and companies in a great number of sizes including one as big as my fist which I use for things like oolongs or black teas such as Butiki’s Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black; teas that need room.

But yeah… Teaballs. They are what they are, and that’s convenient and easy to use. Can’t really complain too much about that.

Courtney

Interesting. I’ve never liked teaballs haha. I always use the infusers that come with the Perfect mugs.

whatshesaid

Me too Courtney! Easier to clean out afterwards too

Roswell Strange

Oh I totally agree with both of you; I just don’t really have any infusers at home other than the one I just got with my perfect tea mug and the one in my mason jar (and I guess the tiny clip on type ones in my timolinos). And I guess maybe I lean towards teaballs as a nostalgia type thing? That’s how I started drinking tea (plus I do have the GIANT ones, like I said).

whatshesaid

I went on a perfect tea mug buying frenzy at one point so I have like 4 infusers, haha. Comes in handy when I don’t want to throw away used leaves but don’t want a resteep immediately. So there’s always at least two just sitting full on my counter

Courtney

Haha I did a similar thing whatshesaid. I have 4 infusers, but two are still new, never taken out of the box, along with the Perfect mugs they came with haha. I do understand nostalgia though Roswell Strange.

whatshesaid

I rarely even use my perfect mugs now because I want to drink so many different teas in a day that I’ve started using smaller mugs

Courtney

Oh I use a big mug (15 oz.), but it’s my Spock mug, and I love it. All my Perfect mugs keep my cupboard bright and cheery, if nothing else haha.

Isaila

My dad broke my glass teapot… so now I have the infuser from that along with a perfect steeper and the aladdin mug. I’ve been thinking about getting the mason jar as well so that I can have oolongs and such in carry form.

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Courtney

Interesting. I’ve never liked teaballs haha. I always use the infusers that come with the Perfect mugs.

whatshesaid

Me too Courtney! Easier to clean out afterwards too

Roswell Strange

Oh I totally agree with both of you; I just don’t really have any infusers at home other than the one I just got with my perfect tea mug and the one in my mason jar (and I guess the tiny clip on type ones in my timolinos). And I guess maybe I lean towards teaballs as a nostalgia type thing? That’s how I started drinking tea (plus I do have the GIANT ones, like I said).

whatshesaid

I went on a perfect tea mug buying frenzy at one point so I have like 4 infusers, haha. Comes in handy when I don’t want to throw away used leaves but don’t want a resteep immediately. So there’s always at least two just sitting full on my counter

Courtney

Haha I did a similar thing whatshesaid. I have 4 infusers, but two are still new, never taken out of the box, along with the Perfect mugs they came with haha. I do understand nostalgia though Roswell Strange.

whatshesaid

I rarely even use my perfect mugs now because I want to drink so many different teas in a day that I’ve started using smaller mugs

Courtney

Oh I use a big mug (15 oz.), but it’s my Spock mug, and I love it. All my Perfect mugs keep my cupboard bright and cheery, if nothing else haha.

Isaila

My dad broke my glass teapot… so now I have the infuser from that along with a perfect steeper and the aladdin mug. I’ve been thinking about getting the mason jar as well so that I can have oolongs and such in carry form.

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Hello;

My name is Kelly. I’m a barely twenty tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchewan, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually nearly two years ago, and at some point between then and now that ‘fun little hobby’ turned into a serious obsession.

You know you’ve got it bad when you get your hobby tattooed to your arm.

Not that long ago I began the process of getting certified as a Tea Sommelier; if you’re interested in hearing more about that give me a shout because I’ve found the process to be really informative as well as quiet fun!

Typically I drink flavoured blends more that straight but one of my mini goals this year is to get that ratio to a more 50/50 level. I do a daily cold brew, and have at least (but usually a lot more) two hot cups of tea every day. Naturally I lean towards black or white blends and as of late oolongs but I WILL drink everything; the last half year or so I’ve been challenging myself by further exploring Oolong and Pu’Erh which are the tea types I know the least about overall.

My default for preparation is Western Style with zero additives (the exception being matcha which I drink in straight milk with no additives); so unless I mention otherwise you can assume that’s how I’ve prepared my tea!

Favourite flavours/ingredients: Pear, Lychee, Cranberry, Cream, Melon, Pineapple, Malt, Roasty, Petrichor

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger/“Chai” in general, raisins, overly vegetal, chamomile, sometimes mango or peach

I also have a severe allergy to mushrooms; as such I do not drink Kombucha teas (just to be on the safe side)!

Currently exploring/looking to try: Straight Pu’Erh or Dark/Roasted Oolong, Sweet Potato flavoured blends, and anything with Goji berries

I also write reviews for SororiTea Sisters! Typically what I post there is more edited, focused and expanded reviews of what I’m posting here. Unless I was sent a tea specifically to review for the blog, I will post here first.

If the tea was sent to me specifically to review there then the full review will only be posted there, and my Steepster review will just contain a snippet of the review and a link to the full review on the SS site.

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