It really is. Ingenious, that is. This little baby arrived yesterday afternoon, and let me tell you, I was a happy puppy opening my little package. Adagio's ingenuiTEA is everything it promises to be. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and it's pretty. I was a little worried about the size of the rim, but it even fits on my pretty china tea cups, tho I have to be careful not to overfill. In short, I love it!
I tested it all kinds of ways, in the nuker, using boiled water, with loose leaves and tea bag, and for the one-cup-at-at-time person, it's just about the best thing since sliced bread.
It arrived with 3 kinds of tea. I tried the Jasmine Pearls first. The smell, ohmigod, the wonderful smell. I had actually planned to try all 3 last night, but frankly, I got stuck on the Jasmine and couldn't move on. You know what they say about smell being tied to memory? Well, it's true, and this tea transported me back to spring days, when the jasmine was blooming on my patio. I open the sliding glass door to let the fragrance waft into my office and library and I'm in heaven. Sipping this tea was another little slice of heaven.
The second steeping was as fragrant as the first, though not as strong tasting. Still good. The second time around I took the pearls out of the bag. It didn't seem to matter to the flavor, bag or no bag.
What I love is how the pearls unfold. It's a visual treat as well pleasing the other senses.
... and end up like this
Now isn't that just beeeyootiful?
On the agenda for this afternoon... Golden Yunnan.