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Large and Unwieldy
on 4 February 2010
It seemed like a good idea at the time... a pair of "mini" tongs to lift hot tea bags out of cups or mugs and at the same time, enabling you to squeeze the water out of them. It's a win/win situation, you save that last drop of tea, which is good if you're being frugal and share a bag between cups, while also making it much easier to throw the used, drier bags away or better still, compost them.
All great in theory, but in this case ruined by the application. The perforated area at the end of one arm of these tongs is just about the right size, but at about 6cm in diameter, the solid disc at the end of the other is much larger, in fact it's too large. It's almost impossible to grasp a bag from out of a mug and totally impossible out of an average-sized teacup. If you do manage to grab a corner, then the tongs are so sharp that the bag is likely to burst anyway.
If you go to all the fuss of using a teaspoon to fish out the bag, then carefully place it in the tongs to be squeezed you'll find that they are fairly effective, but if you're up for all that, you've got a lot more patience than I have.