Friday, October 25, 2013

The Oxo Good Grips Twisting Tea Ball

There were many neat looking tea infusers at the Sur La Table store in Atlanta last week, but I've gotten pretty good about resisting most tea infusers, no matter how cute, because I'm rarely satisfied with how they steep my tea. This Oxo Good Grips Twisting Tea Ball ($10) struck my fancy, however, and I'm glad I decided to give it a try.

The big draw with this infuser was that, instead of having to unhinge a messy, sopping wet spoon style of infuser, this one opens and closes by twisting the lower part of this little black knob on the bottom. My hands never have to touch the tea to empty this infuser.

Here's the infuser completely open.

And here I've twisted it halfway as if closing it around the tea leaves.

Happily, the holes in the infuser were small enough to keep the tea inside but large and plentiful enough to allow for proper steeping. I'm so glad I decided to test this great new style of infuser!


  1. Good to know as I gave up on infusers long ago and I brew my tea with a tea press......or those little paper tea pouches for when I need just a cuppa and not a pot.......may have to give this a try.

    I daresay that any other of their products are alawys my favorite - well made, ergo comfort, ect. - glad to know they make a tea ball too, yay.

    Leave it to you to bring good things to our attention! Thank you!


  2. I do like that design. Good find!

  3. And has them! It's on my wish list now.

  4. I think I saw these in the grocery store and couldn't believe Oxo was making kitchen gadgets.
    My favourite teapot has a built in infuser but whenever I brew rooibos, particles still get through and a tea strainer is required as well.
    I do like the working action of the Oxo, thanks for sharing.

  5. Haven't seen that one, but Oxo is a great brand from the UK...very reputable & dependable. I'll be looking for that one!

  6. I love this! What a great design.

  7. Thank you for the review! I'm always keeping an eye out for an infuser with tiny enough holes.

  8. Such a clever little invention.

  9. This looks interesting. Thanks for sharing

  10. Absolutely best single serve tea infuser - perfect amount, easy to use, doubles as a stir spoon!


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