ingenuiTEA from Adagio Teas

ingenuiTEA

The most convenient teapot you will find anywhere – we guarantee it. When tea is ready, simply place it atop your cup. This will cause a valve at the bottom to release: crystal-clear tea flows down, while the mesh filter retains all the leaves with one of the best infusers on the market. Super easy to clean and dishwasher safe. And it’s microwaveable – perfect for the office or the road. You will wonder how you got along without one. Made in Taiwan with food-grade polycarbonate that is certified by SGS to be BPA-free.

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I have two of these and just got one for my mom. Needless to say, I love them. Apparently they have just changed over to a non-removable metal strainer rather than the removable plastic one. I prefer the new style with the metal strainer. It’s no longer microwaveable, but no more problems with the strainer coming loose or floating up.

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Absolutely the best for preparing loose leaf teas! I’d be lost without mine. I have the 16oz version and it’s perfect for myself or when I have a friend over that wants to try a few different teas.

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My ingenuiTEA has opened the world of loose leaf tea to me! I have used two versions of it: The smaller 16oz with permanent filter and currently use the larger 32oz with removable filter. I use it several times every day and I’m always excited to watch the leaves or pearls expand. It’s also very fun to show it off to guests!

I preferred the smaller version as I don’t make more than a cup of tea at a time, leaving water sit with leaves for an extended time gives you a pretty awful tasting tea. Re-steeping is very easy, just leave the leaves in until your next brew.

It doesn’t get very dirty, a little stained, perhaps, but a dishwasher cycle cleans it off easy. I’ve used vinegar to clean the stains before and it negatively affected the taste for a few brews, so don’t do that.

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This is a great way to brew tea. It is quick, simple and gets the job done, cleaning is very easy and it is perfect for resteeping. It is a nice way to mix up your tea brewing ritual a bit, although I still enjoy using gaiwans and teapots. Just depends on your preference and mood.

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I love this. It was a gift from my daughter, but I first experienced it because my son’s fiancee has one. I find that just dumping the leaves and rinsing it has been enough for cleaning, though sometimes I’ll soak it with some soap. I’ve never tried it in the dishwasher. I like it especially for teas that have a wonderful color, such as Ureshino Tama Kyokucha.

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100
6 tasting notes

This thing is a must have for tea drinkers. Easy to maintain, easy to clean, and while it requires delicate hands, it makes crafting a cup of tea TOO easy.

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Just got mine yesterday and have made 14 eight ounce cups of tea. Suffice to say, I got absolutely no sleep last night. This device and the company that manufactures and sells it are brilliant!

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Amazing device! I use this several times a day and it works beautifully every time! My only issue with it is that it is slightly difficult to clean due to the non-removable mesh shield. Even with this truly minor issue, I love this device!

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2 tasting notes

The ingenuiTEA is a solid product in my opinion, and allows for a nice good steeping of tea for an individual, though cleaning it seems to be more of a chore for some reason than many teapots or other methods. My main issue is that the trap to let tea out seems to leak over time and can get a bit messy. Otherwise, a great idea and good product!

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Mostly I like this steeper, I keep it at work to brew loose leaf there.

I find I have issues with getting it to drain fully with certain teas, though, like my silk oolong. The leaves just expand so much, they tend to cover the little nub of the filter that has holes in the top to release the suction, so some liquid remains until I use something (typically my finger) to nudge them aside and allow the rest of the liquid to drain.

After that, too, even if I let it sit on top of the cup for a while, when I remove it, it tends to drip on the table. I’ve solved this by leaving it on top of an extra mousepad I have, but it’s a little annoying.

You also have to be careful to set it down on an entirely clear space. Once or twice I’ve accidentally gotten the edge over the keyboard or a low cable and didn’t notice for a minute that it was actually forcing the steeper to drain.

Overall though, it’s pretty convenient, and I like that it’ll fit over any mug or tumbler I have.

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