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  • Curve Teapot with Infuser

    Curve Teapot with Infuser

    Price
    $28.00

    1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

    3 stars
    Quality Teapot, Uncomfortable Handle
    January 20, 2014
    I purchased this teapot in turquoise (beautiful color!) to match a set of cups I was given as a gift. I am a fan of ForLife teaware, and think their designs are stylish, functional, and durable. Unfortunately, I don't like the handle on this style as much as some others I have. For the size of this teapot, the handle is a bit narrow and set rather far from the pot. This ends up feeling uncomfortable when lifting a teapot this size when full. However, the good is that the spout does not drip, the lid fits securely, and the infuser is great - it has a generous capacity which allows larger tea leaves to expand, and tiny holes to prevent small tea leaves from getting into the tea. Overall, I highly recommend the ForLife brand of teaware, but because the handle on this one is uncomfortable for me, it doesn't get as much use as I'd like.

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  • AcraGlass Iced Tea Maker by Takeya

    AcraGlass Iced Tea Maker by Takeya

    Price
    $24.50

    1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

    5 stars
    Great Product
    January 20, 2014
    I've had two of these iced tea makers for two years. I always use the cold brew method for iced tea, so I am not overly concerned about the fact that these are not glass. This jug has a large capacity, is easy to use and durable. A bottle brush is definitely recommended for cleaning the infuser, though if you have slender hands and arms the mouth is wide enough to reach into the jug to clean with a sponge. If you enjoy iced tea, and haven't tried the cold brew method, I find it produces less astringency (i.e. bitterness) if you use green or black teas.

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  • Polka Dot Teapot

    Polka Dot Teapot

    Price
    $28.00
    4 stars
    Cute and Cheery Teapot
    January 20, 2014
    This teapot has a substantial handle for comfortable lifting when the pot is full, and a smooth pouring spout. I am a loose-leaf tea drinker, and typically prefer a teapot with an infuser basket. I end up using tea filter bags with this teapot since I don't have an infuser that leaves room for the lid to lock in place. Of course, for those who use bagged tea, this would be a non-issue. I also have the ForLife Acorn teapot (which I also reviewed), and find this red to be almost identical in color. I say this to anyone who would like to match the same shade of cups. The ForLife brand cups on Stash's website are a great color match, minus the polka dots. This teapot has a large capacity - enough for 7 8oz cups and is comfortable to use. I give it four stars because I prefer a teapot with an infuser, but think it offers sufficient quality and convenience for those who don't mind this.

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  • Acorn Teapot

    Acorn Teapot

    Price
    $27.00

    1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

    5 stars
    Very happy with this purchase!
    January 13, 2014
    This is a cheery and stylish little teapot! Aesthetics aside, it has a thick and sturdy handle, which makes lifting more comfortable when it's full, and has a snug fitting lid. The spout pours smoothly and doesn't drip. The stainless steel infuser basket has very fine holes to prevent fine Rooibos needles from passing through, and is wide enough to allow larger leaf teas enough room to expand. It also has a hinged handle for easy removal from the pot. I purchased this in red and love the shade! I would agree with a previous reviewer who called it candy apple red. Most of all, I love how comfortable and functional this teapot is to use. It holds enough tea for three or four average sized (8 - 10oz) cups. I'm very happy with this purchase! An intelligent design and quality build that looks great on the table!

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