Many people take their tea with a squeeze of lemon and this Lemon Tea Infuser lets you do that very literally! The silicone infuser is made in the shape of a lemon wedge. The wedge pops open to reveal a pocket where you can pack it full of your favorite loose leaf tea. Simply pop the wedge into your mug of hot water and allow it to steep until your brew is perfect, then scoop out the lemon wedge (and replace it with a real one, for some actual lemon flavor!) and enjoy. The wedge is functional and very cute. Since it comes apart, it is easy to remove the tea leaves when you’re finished brewing. It is small enough to hand-wash very easily, but it also happens to be dishwasher safe if you have room to tuck it in before your run your next load.
Sea creatures seem to be natural choices when the manufacturers of tea-infusers are looking for a new shape. After all, sea creatures spend their time in the water – why shouldn’t they spend some time in your tea? This Octeapus Tea Infuser from Fred is a great example, and one with a punny name, as well. The silicone infuser looks like an octopus, complete with wiggly tentacles and a bulbous head. The head pops off to reveal a cavity where you can pack your loose-leaf tea inside. The Octeapus is 4 inches wide 1.5 inches tall, large enough that it won’t get lost in extra large mugs and can still fit inside a more traditional teacup. For large mug users, it has a hook at the end of its longest tentacle that you can loop over the edge of your mug to secure the infuser in place, so you won’t have to go fishing for it in your hot tea when you’re ready to drink.
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.
The Day of the Dead, or el Dia de los Muertos, is a traditional Mexican holiday that starts just after Halloween and celebrates the lives of friends and family members that have passed on. Colorful, smiling sugar skulls are the holiday’s signature since this is a celebratory holiday, not a sad one, and people will elaborately decorate their homes with skulls and throw colorful parties. You can celebrate a little bit more subtly with a Day of the Dead Teapot. This cute sugar skull-inspired porcelain teapot features a traditional design of a smiling skull with flowers for eyes and just the right pop of color to make the design festive and fun. The pot holds 20 ounces, which means that the pot makes enough for two.
And you should definitely serve your tea with some Homemade sugar Skull Sugar Cubes when you’re celebrating el Dia de los Muertos, even though you can certainly use this teapot all year round.