While using tea bags is as simple as it gets, there is actually something kind of zen-like and relaxing about making a cup or glass of loose leaf tea. The fragrant tea leaves (especially when fruit is involved) allow you to thoroughly enjoy the tea experience before you even lift the cup to your lips.
Some people complain that fixing loose leaf tea is too timely or complicated. I’ve even heard people complain that it requires too many steps and too many “clicks and whistles.” That last part always intrigues me because I make loose leaf tea at least 4 times a week and I’ve yet to experience a click or a whistle.
But, in all seriousness, I understand where they’re coming from. We humans are incredibly busy (often too busy, if we’re being honest) and we want – even NEED – every aspect of our life to be simplified.
Here comes Adagio to the rescue. The ingenuiTEA Teapot (pictured here) is so simple and so blissfully easy that it doesn’t even come with directions. Why? None are needed!
- You simply place your loose leaf tea into the ingenuiTEA teapot, as it sits on a flat surface.
- When tea has brewed, place the teapot right on top of your cup. This will cause a valve at the bottom to release: the beautiful tea flows down into your cup, while the mesh filter retains all the leaves with one of the best infusers on the market.
If you’re looking for a step 3, you can stop looking… that is it.
Not only is the ingenuiTEA Teapot embarrassingly easy to use, it’s just as easy to clean and… get this… it’s dishwasher safe!
I also love that it’s so great looking, as I (as you’d expect) leave my teapot sitting out on the counter at all times – always ready for active duty.
This ingenuiTEA Teapot is the 16 oz size, which makes two cups of wonderful tea.
Sometimes I use mine to make a huge hot mug of tea, but most of the time I prepare my tea for iced tea. If your glass has the right rim size, you can place the ingenuiTEA Teapot right on top. Just be sure there’s enough room in your glass for tea and ice.
I often drain mine into a large mason jar, then pour it over ice in my glass.
But it gets even better…. keep reading!
IngenuiTEA Tea Set
While you can, obviously, use any of the links above to purchase the 16 oz. ingenuiTEA Teapot, I totally recommend buying the ingenuiTEA Tea Set. With the Tea Set, you get the teapot (which I literally wonder how I ever lived without) PLUS four samples of Adagio’s best-selling teas.
You can choose your sample set from the four below:
apricot, peach, grapefruit, orange
raspberry green, mango green, citron green, apricot green
blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry
wild strawberry, berry blast, raspberry patch, blood orange
I chose the “Orchard Herbal” because I am ALL about both raspberry and strawberry tea… ALL about them… and I was beyond intrigued by the “blood orange.” I frequently buy blood oranges at the store and am infatuated with their flavor. The thought of having that flavor with tea made my knees weak.
When my ingenuiTEA Tea Set came, I actually brewed the Blood Orange tea first (which is kind of strange for a raspberry/strawberry addict) and it was every bit as amazing as I expected it to be. Honestly, it was just phenomenal. While it made a beautiful cup of hot tea, I actually liked it over ice even better.
I threw a wedge of a blood orange into my iced tea and it was a glass of iced tea I won’t soon forget. In fact, ordering more Blood Orange tea from Adagio is at the top of my Tea Do List.
The other “orchard herbal” teas in the ingenuiTEA Tea Set were just as perfect. I am blown away by the ingenuiTEA teapot and I know you will be just as blown away. It’s beautiful, effortless, ingenious, simple as simple gets… and dishwasher safe.
However, I’ll let you in on a weird little secret – I still wash mine by hand. Why? I just love it so very much that I want to make sure it stays looking as gorgeous as it does now. And after multiple (mul-ti-ple) washings it still looks like it did the day I took it out of the box.
The ingenuiTEA Tea Set would make a PERFECT gift for any tea lover in your life…
- College students
- Mother’s Day
- Father’s Day
- Just Because…
I’d just warn you to be sure and order your own while you’re at it.
I have a few other wonderful Adagio products to review tomorrow, but for now, I hope you’ll head over to ingenuiTEA Tea Set and check out this ingenious and beautiful little teapot. It’s unbelievably affordable – and comes with great tea when you order the set!
Pictured above is one of my favorite ways to enjoy Adagio’s Raspberry tea – on ice with a frozen peach slice. Impossibly delicious… you have to try it. If anyone has trouble drinking tea unsweetened (something I, too, have battled in my life as a Crazy Tea Chick), you’ll find that fruit-infused tea is the way to go. The natural sweetness of the fruit keeps you from missing the sugar…. like, at all. Tossing frozen or fresh fruit into the tea just adds another dimension of fun and flavor.
Sugar? Who needs sugar?!
I can’t say enough great things about Adagio – they do absolutely everything as well as it can be done. I do a lot of shopping online, so I order from a lot of tea companies, coffee companies, food companies, etc. Adagio stands out and, in my book, that counts for something.
See: ingenuiTEA Tea Set