I just love getting stuff sooner than you expect it. When I ordered a new IngenuiTEA day before yesterday I didn't select two day delivery, but here it is already! And it is indeed, a better design. Some little improvements -
- The base is slightly larger - it fits better on a large mug now.
- The plastic piece that allows water to flow feels more firmly in place. My old one was a little wobbly.
- I'm not sure, but I think the volume is greater on this model.
- It's got a sort of ribbed handle so yer fingers fit into it, which I don't really care about, but it does look pretty on the counter. Sort of a regal shape.
Most importantly for me, they've solved the filter issue. It's removable. It pops out from the inside, and they now offer replacement filters so if this one gets moldy or falls apart, I'm not up the creek w/o my cuppa.
I only have one complaint. The tea pours out faster than the old model, and since I couldn't see into the cup as it poured, it overflowed, and a lot quicker than I was prepared for. Hot tea all over the counter. Oh well, the counter needed wiping anyway. And now I have a better idea of how much tea it holds so I'll just be more careful in future.
In a nutshell - I'm really glad I upgraded!