Control brewing with the Tea Control Teapot

The Tea Control Teapot lets you stop brewing without removing the infuser.

Tea Control Teapot

I'm a little militant when it comes to steeping my tea. In my mind, there's nothing worse than having a much-anticipated tea break ruined by the bitter taste of leaves that have soaked too long. Unfortunately, this preference often results in fingertip burns from lifting the still-hot infuser out of my teapot once the 2- to 6-minute brewing time has elapsed.

Enter the Tea Control Teapot with Brew Stop Infuser, whose lengthy name spells out pretty much all you need to know. The heat-resistant glass pot features a built-in infuser with a handy design trick: a door that closes off the tea leaves and stops the brewing process. The infuser stays in the pot, so you don't have to burn your fingers or find a place to put it.

At $40, it's a little more costly than similar traditional teapots. But it just might be worth the expense to save yourself from the bitter disappointment of oversteeped tea.

Via Kitchen Contraptions

About the author

    Tech expert Michelle Thatcher grew up surrounded by gadgets and sustained by Tex-Mex cuisine. Life in two major cities--first Chicago, then San Francisco--broadened her culinary horizons beyond meat and cheese, and she's since enjoyed nearly a decade of wining, dining, and cooking up and down the California coast. Though her gadget lust remains, the practicalities of her small kitchen dictate that single-function geegaws never stay around for long.


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