This Sweet Tea Infuser isn’t made for making classic, Southern sweet tea. It gets its name from the fact that it looks just like those sweet lollipops that you used to enjoy as a kid – and perhaps as an adult, too! Unlike a real lollipop, however, this infuser is meant to be used upside down, with the head of the “candy” acting as the tea infuser. It twists open to reveal a generously sized compartment that you can stuff with your favorite loose leave teas, then twists tightly shut to trap them inside as you dunk the infuser into your mug. The stick end of the “candy” is easy to stir with and also makes removal easy as taking candy from a baby (sorry, couldn’t resist).
The infuser is made with silicone and nontoxic plastic, so it is lightweight and durable. It measures 3.5-inches long, so it can be used with both traditional teacups and deep mugs. You’ll have to add your own sugar after infusing if you want to use it to make your own batch of sweet tea, though.