“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

I have to make a shameless plug.

My wonderful sister, Jess, who reads my blog, on my birthday sent me one of these:

Ingenuitea by Adagio

This is the bomb.

If you have never really tried loose-leaf tea, you have not really appreciated tea.  But loose leaf, as superior to tea bag tea as it may be, it’s not, well, quite as portable.

This is a little personal tea pot that not only brews, but strains your tea.  Add loose leaf and hot water, and let steep.  You then set the pot on top of your favorite mug and it strains the tea directly into your mug. Rinse.  Repeat.

I keep this one at work, and I am so very in love, I just may have to buy another for home.

And while you are at it, Adagio’s Jasmine #12 is fabulous.  I was introduced to jasmine tea on my prom night at Trader Vic’s and it has reminded me of innocence ever since.

(PS – If you want to try an Ingenuitea of your very own, leave a comment and I will send you a $5 email gift certificate to Adagio teas.)

October 28th, 2008 at 10:00 am
6 Responses to “Your own private tea party”
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    Sarah Says:

    I *adore* my InginuiTea. Sabine gave me one last year- Christmas or Birthday one- and it has gotten a LOT of mileage. But if you’re going to get yourself a tea toy for home, why not get an entirely different toy? The Bodum brand Assam is a lot of fun, too. I love mine.

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    Kat Says:


    That beats the hell out of my paper-towel-and-funnel method.

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    jodifur Says:

    My husband would love that! Where did you get it?

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    magpie Says:

    I bought one of those as a gift for someone – she was beyond thrilled with it, and still thanks me for it.

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    the_moira Says:

    *covet* *want* PLeeeeeaaassse?

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    Grace Says:

    I would love to get one of those for my friend, who drinks hot tea *even with meals in the middle of a hot Houston sumer*! Would love a link to where to find one. And a certificate to get some special tea for Olga.