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- 13-ounce capcity
- Durable tempered glass mug included
- The lid acts as a trivet to keep your counter clean
- Dishwasher safe, handwashing the infuser is recommended for longer life.
- Works with any loose leaf tea.
Bodum YoYo Personal Tea Infuser Set
My wife loves it.
Decent quality but a few shortcomings
However, there are some problems. My main complaint is the design of the infuser. The sides are a nice, fine mesh whereas the bottom is plastic with some perforations. These holes in the bottom allow small leaf bits to flow-out. I have a Teeli infuser that has the mesh in the bottom also and it keeps all of the leaves contained. Second, and far more minor, the cup is rather small. It makes a nicely sized cup of tea, but if you’re used to drinking from larger cups and mugs, you will find yourself gulping this one down pretty quickly.
Overall, this is not a bad product and if it had the full mesh infuser, I would have given it 4 stars.
Good for tea, difficult to hold…
Looking forward to many tea infusions at work now, and moving up to better loose teas in purchases. 🙂
For those who want to drink real tea.
Unless you’re really lazy (which, I admit, I am), teas should also never, ever, be served from a bag. Teas should be in loose form, not confined in a bag. Why? Because tea leaves need to expand in the water to release their full flavor. You can buy loose tea leaves buy on amazon, high end grocery store, or in specially markets (e.g. Cost Plus), or tea shoppes.
Now, unless you want to brew a whole pot with tea leaves in the plot, there are not many ways to make tea right for just one person. This mug solve the single serving dilemma. It’s big, sturdy, and made of glass. The most important thing though is that it comes with an infuser. It looks like a cylindrical filter that is placed into the mug. Just spoon a bit of the tea into the filter, dunk in the mug, and the tea will be brewed right then and there. The result is some of the best tea you’ll have ever drank. The brewing is really easy, add tea to the filter, and add sub boiling hot water, wait, remove the infuser, and drink. If you need to add sugar or cream, well, that’s your choice, but I believe the right tea needs none of that.
To make tea, place one to two spoonfuls in the filter, then pour in 160 degree water for green, steeped for a little less than 2 minutes, 180 degrees for white tea, steeped for over 5 minutes, and about 200 degrees for black or oolong, steeped for about three to four minutes. No – you don’t have to measure the temperature each time, only when first starting out. Just bring the water to boiling, then let it cool down until the desired temperature is reached. Count those seconds. Next time you make tea, boil, wait for those amount of seconds and then pour in the mug. Easy.
I suggest trying different teas (without adding anything), until you find your right one. My personal favorite is Green Well Green Tea, but I still have a lot to try.
Tea is like wine, cheese, coffee, or beer. Quality and tastes vary tremendously, and if you only try the cheap stuff, you’ll never really enjoy it like you should.
A perfect tea cup for me
Great little product!
I would give it five stars but the other reviewer has a point, the holes on the bottom of the infuser do let out little pieces of the tea, however a bit of common sense can get around this problem.
After you load up your tea and put the lid on the infuser, turn it upside town (holes up), and shake vigorously. The small particles will sift to the bottom (the top) so when you turn it back over they’re all at the top of the tea. Problem solved.
One other problem I just discovered is that the lid of the infuser doesn’t seal so after you’re done making your tea and you turn the infuser over to set it down (holes up) the liquid still in the tea slowly leaks out the bottom to make a small mess on your counter. Not cool!
Nice, light useful tea filter
The infusor is big enough to allow even the boldest of teas to unfurl completely. The white plastic of the mesh is surprisingly impervious to staining, and the plastic structure is strong and flexible. It’s not the finest mesh I’ve come across so some dust will end up in your tea, but it’s as good as most of the commercial filters.
The lid that helps keep steeping heat in the infusor when steeping doubles as a holder for the infusor when you take it out of the tea. It’s very useful for the office and anywhere you can’t get to a dish for holding the filter easily.
I like it a lot.
Small tea flakes will fall through
However, the filter does not perform very well if you use tea leaves that are very small. I drink PG Tips loose leaf everyday, 3 times a day. The leaves are fine and the holes at the bottom of the filter allow the tiniest tea particles to fall through. If this doesn’t bother you, the system works. If you don’t like tea particles at the bottom of your clear cup, it will begin to annoy you. I bought this system thinking that the few flakes at the bottom of the cup would not bother me but i have resorted to using the filter in another cup and pouring the leaf-free liquid into my drinking cup because there are many unfiltered leaves at the bottom of the cup. Imagine the entire bottom of the cup covered in the tiniest leaf particles…
Also, the filter stains easily. After two months, there is a hint of yellow orange stain on the side filters.
Therefore, if you use larger tea leaves, this system may work decently for you. If you drink tea like the loose leaf PG Tips that have fine leaves, I would look for an alternative. Hope this review helps people thinking about drinking PG Tips with this system.
Neat and tidy tea mug infuser
I simply boil my water in the glass in the microwave, add my herbal blend to the infuser basket, and dunk the basket into the mug. I let it set for however long I want, then reheat in the glass as appropriate, and enjoy.
My only concern is that the infuser would be nice if it had a plunger mechanism. I just press the herbs with a spoon to get the full flavor. Also, the mug does not hold heat, and I usually like my infusion boiling hot!
All in all, this is a great product, which I anticipate much use out of.
NOT 13 ounces as Listed. Misrepresented, only 10 ozs. (0.3 liter)
on the plus side. i prefer the plastic mesh infuser. i’ve owned both types of infuser, plastic and metal. in my experience the plastic infuser has surprisingly remained intact much longer. my metal infusers have come apart while cleaning. i have never had to discard a plastic infuser. neither infuser type had a “taste” that transferred to my tea drink. in fact they had no taste at all.
knowing what i now know, the noninsulated glass and smaller size make it not worth buying for me. others may consider it a value. if you haven’t already, do try one of double-walled, thermally, insulated, type tea containers from bodum.
So Far, So Good.
The cup is larger than i’m used to but it’s a welcomed change. I’m not sure what size Big Gulp cups the below reviewer is using for his or her tea, but this one is certainly adequate. Also, i really like watching the tea brew through the clear glass. It comes with a cover that also acts as a base that you can set the Yo Yo on. This will eliminate any mess made by dripping.
Cleaning the Yo Yo, for me, involves turning it upside down and give it a couple soft taps against the included cover/base. The tea usually just falls right out on command. A quick rinse in the sink and it looks brand new again.
And oh, by the way, it makes a great cup of tea.
it does the job, and well at that
other people have commented that while the sides of this thing are a fine mesh perfect for the role, that the bottom allows the powder to drop through, leaving a sediment at the bottom of your tea. This is correct, and is what makes this product a 4 star product instead of 5.
Personally, I have no problems with this, but if you do, search on. Other than that little issue, it has been fantastic.
I drink approximately five cups of tea per day