That Handy Dandy Insulated Steeping Glass

Featured in a review of our Yunnan Pure Bud Bi Luo Chun Green Tea was a very special tea steeping vessel: that handy dandy insulated steeping glass (all photos here used with permission of that reviewer). It’s sleek, it’s modern, and it steeps tea like a champ.

The steeping glass actually consists of three pieces:

  1. The glass
  2. The lid
  3. The infuser insert
(photo used with permission)

The infuser insert at first glance seems like it would not allow enough interaction with the water and the leaves. It has openings at bottom that are mere tiny slits, which would seem logically to mean that the leaves and the water would not interact much. However, quite the opposite is true; the insert itself is large enough (almost as large as the interior of the glass) that it is very good at allowing that interaction to give a thorough steeping of the tea.

The lid sits securely on the glass and has a rim that fits inside the glass opening. It is also domed and helps the steam form droplets on the inside that then drop back down into the lid. It helps steep the tea and also keeps that tea warm after steeping.

(photo used with permission)

The glass is dual walled to insulate. It keeps your tea hot yet it stays cool enough to the touch for you to pick up with your bare hand. Do be careful when sipping, since the liquid will be HOT!

(photo used with permission)

Drawbacks:

  1. You need some place to put infuser insert once steeping is done. This is a bit troublesome if you are using the steeping glass in your work place or out on the road.
  2. It’s glass, so you have to be fairly careful with it. While the glass is probably tempered and so can take the hot water, it won’t hold up to being dropped.

Personally, I don’t mind either of these things since the glass lets me enjoy that dance of tea leaves in water.

(photo used with permission)

 

About Janice and Stephen Shelton

Purveyors of Premium Teas
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4 Responses to That Handy Dandy Insulated Steeping Glass

  1. nff says:

    this would be nice for making larger amounts of tea than the gaiwan.

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  2. LOOK PERFECT TO MAKE PROPER TEA AT THE OFFICE, ERIC, THE TEA GARAGE

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  3. LOOK PERFECT TO FINALY MAKE A PROPER TEA AT THE OFFICE, ERIC, THE TEA GARAGE

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  4. Pingback: 5 Ways to Steep Tea Without a Teabag | Fine Tea Focus

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