Piao i - Glass Tea Infuser from Teaware

Piao i - Glass Tea Infuser

Large Piao i Glass Tea Infuser

The largest of the Piao i tea infusers, this model has a 1000ml glass jug which is excellent for brewing a lot of tea for friends, family – or for just fulfilling your own fabulous appetite. The upper infusing chamber is 350ml (11.8 Oz), so several infusions of the same leaves will fill the jug. Very good for Pouchong and other large leaf oolongs.

Piao i tea infusers were invented to make it easier for “the younger generation to enjoy the healthy tradition of brewing fine tea”. It is the bestselling tea infuser in Taiwan. Every year they win numerous awards at international invention shows because they really do make whole leaf tea easy to brew.

Here’s how:

Place the whole leaves in the top chamber and pour on water. Once infused, push the button to drain the liquor off into the glass jug below. The leaves can be reinfused many times because they do not oversteep.

This is the difference:

The top chamber allows the whole tea leaves to unfurl freely in the water – unlike other infusers that may trap the leaves in a small chamber. The leaves don’t oversteep because of the unique push-button draining system – unlike other infusers where you have to remove the leaves or pour off all the tea.

The Piao i tea infuser has a glass serving jug and a food-grade polycarbonate infusing chamber. The button raises a stainless steel ball allowing the infused tea to flow down through the mesh into the serving jug below.

We’ve tried many ways to make tea and Piao i is the easiest way to guarantee numerous delicious infusions.

Top infusing chamber: 350ml (8 →11.8 Oz)
Glass jug: 1000ml
Chinese Name Piao Yi 飘逸杯
English Pronunciation pee-ow ee

*How to use the Piao I Tea Infuser *

http://www.cantonteaco.com/tea-school/how-to-tea-guides-simple-guides-to-enjoying-china-tea/how-to-use-the-piao-i-tea-infuser-a-simple-guide.html

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  • “For anyone looking for an excellent way to infuse their teas with the simplest of ease ..... *I HIGHLY RECOMMEND* this infuser!!!! It works amazingly well for multiple infusions of green, white,...” Read full review
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  • “I used to own a Piao I Teapot, but it broke. The stainless steel ball came loose, and I had no idea how to fix it. I couldn’t find pictures of what it was supposed to look like, and no one could...” Read full review
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For anyone looking for an excellent way to infuse their teas with the simplest of ease ….. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this infuser!!!! It works amazingly well for multiple infusions of green, white, and especially Pu-erh teas (the leaf stays in better/ more pristine condition, because the water is drained away from the tea leaf, keeping it in better condition for the next infusion)!! The plastic brewing chamber is made of a non-reactive BPA free plastic that doesn’t retain any aromas and does’t get “stained” with any color from repeated brewing sessions. I only use mine for more pure flavored teas and use my Teavana “Perfectea” (which is on it’s last legs) for more heavily flavored teas (chocolate,strawberry, etc)!! When I sweeten tea, I ONLY use “Stevia Clear” http://www.sweetleaf.com/products/sweet-drops-products to sweeten it and I put 5-10 drops in the bottom half (the glass part) of the “Piao” infuser before pressing the button to properly release the tea and mix the infusion/sweetener into the bottom chamber!! Being under $50.00,.. it makes tea of “cleaner/sharper” taste and better flavor quality (with ease of cleaning as well) than my $150+ Tetsubin (Cast Iron ) Very Highly Recommended

Hesper June

Oh! this does look nice!

Relmaster

Hesper June It only makes 8-12 Oz of tea at a time…But Ohhhh what a wonderful and tasty 8-12 Oz they are ;) !!!

Hesper June

Well, thats fine, I usually only make that amount anyhow.
Will keep this in mind for the future:)

Bonnie

I got mine on Amazon for about $32

Relmaster

Bonnie I LOVE mine sooo much…It works awesome!! (Amazon always has great prices) Do you like yours? what kind of teas do you use it for? How would you compare it to other infusers?

Relmaster

Hesper June Cool ;)

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I used to own a Piao I Teapot, but it broke. The stainless steel ball came loose, and I had no idea how to fix it. I couldn’t find pictures of what it was supposed to look like, and no one could tell me how to put it back together. Since I bought it when on vacation in Seattle but live in Maryland, I couldn’t just go back to the teashop where I purchased it. It took me forever to figure out how to fix it, and even then, it wasn’t a lasting solution.

In the end, it turns out that this product was not made to last. Apparently if the mesh strainer doesn’t stay down, the whole thing comes apart and the ball moves off the track. I tried super gluing the mesh strainer back in place so that it would stay down, but even that didn’t work. It kept popping up anyway any time I turned it upside down, which I had to do to clean it. Tea leaves really stick to that thing!

So while it was great while it lasted, I can’t recommend this infuser. Your money is better spent elsewhere.

Babble

Bleh. What site did you buy this from? Thepuritea sells something like this.

CHAroma

I didn’t buy it online. I bought it in a specialty tea shop in Seattle, WA. I think it was called Vital Tea Leaf.

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