Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

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Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby HifideliTea » Apr 2nd, '13, 03:42

Saw this deal. Not buying it until they come in ceramic or clay.

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• Mr. Tea Infuser
• Just load his little silicone pants and perch him in your cup
• Moulded from food-safe, tasteless, soft silicone rubber

Tea can be done in many ways but a hardcore tea drinker will curse and complain that everything isn’t right when it wasn’t done in his way. Today’s deal lets you sip tea your way without a fuss with Mr.Tea Infuser.

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby ChengduCha » Apr 2nd, '13, 05:47

Silicone is apparently temperature resistant up to very high degrees and shouldn't impart an off flavors, but just like you I'm a bit weary about it.

Little "metal balls" in which you can put chunks of pu erh / whatever tea you like are commonly sold in China for those weary of silicone.

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby TuoChaTea » Apr 2nd, '13, 08:31

So you have a hot water, you put a little guy into his "hot tub" and suddenly the water near the pants of that little guy turns yellow...

Technically he is peeing into water you will drink.

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby futurebird » Apr 2nd, '13, 08:51

I'd take silicone over metal any day... though really infusers are pointless... though I did find one that I like:

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby HifideliTea » Apr 2nd, '13, 09:54

Very nice indeed. Do you know if it comes in various sizes?
Thanks.

futurebird wrote:I'd take silicone over metal any day... though really infusers are pointless... though I did find one that I like:

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby futurebird » Apr 2nd, '13, 12:07

sadly it's just a design concept... though it's one of the few more modern brewing devices that has caught my eye... mostly I like my teapotts...

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby Hannah » Apr 2nd, '13, 18:53

futurebird wrote:I'd take silicone over metal any day... though really infusers are pointless... though I did find one that I like:

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I must have this for work!!!! I hope they put it into production.. Kickstarter anyone? :mrgreen:

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby Muadeeb » Apr 2nd, '13, 21:22

TuoChaTea wrote:
Technically he is peeing into water you will drink.


Worse- the holes are in the back too. :lol:

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby futurebird » Apr 2nd, '13, 22:20

:(

Did you have to mention that?

That thing has like 70 reviews on amazon, meaning 1000s of them have sold-- He's in cups all over the country it would seem...

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby tenuki » May 15th, '13, 20:04

Muadeeb wrote:
TuoChaTea wrote:
Technically he is peeing into water you will drink.


Worse- the holes are in the back too. :lol:


especially good for brewing pu...

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Re: Silicone flavored pu erh, anyone?

Postby jbu2 » May 22nd, '13, 05:54

i have a double wall cup with silicon cover, i don't use it because it has a silicon smell, don't like it touching my tea .

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