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4.0 out of 5 stars
I use it every day for Rooibos tea, 18 Oct 2012
When I first used this tea infuser I also tried unscrewing it the wrong way. Basically, where the two halves overlap there is a nipple that slides into a bevel when you close it. If you try to unscrew it the wrong way and apply too much pressure then this nipple is rotated out of the bevel and the two halves can become stuck.
To avoid doing this again I made sure to remember to keep the outer half on the left hand side and unscrew the inner half of the lid towards me. And when screwing together again, I rotate the inner half away from me. After a while it becomes second nature to do this.
You can fit the two halves together so that there are holes at the top and bottom. The holes at the top allows the air to escape when you pour water in. A little yank on the chain helps knock out the remaining air. The holes at the bottom allow water to escape when you take it out.
I tried it with loose leaf black tea but it wasn't as good as a teabag. I found it worked well with Green tea. I have now given up caffeine alltogether and have fallen in love with red bush tea (Rooibos). I have a big coffee pot standing around all day stewing away with red bush in it. I pour myself a cup, add a spoonful of honey and heat it up in the microwave.
I now plan to buy a second one of these so that I can add different flavours of Red Bush every day. For example Vanille Rooibos and Strawberry Rooibos go well together.
I have been using this tea infuser for well over a year and it's still going strong. The chain seems well made and hasn't broken. It only came off once that first time when I had to apply pressure to get it unstuck. It was my fault for gripping the chain rather than the tea infuser. But I used a pair of pliers to reattach it and haven't had any trouble since.