I wasn't sure when I ordered this if I'd ever use it because I really liked my more decorative teapots but this has converted me! The cleanup is so much easier, with the wide opening and easily rinsed strainer and NO additional basket to clean! It just doesn't get any easier. The 8 oz marker on the side is very helpful too. I've been using it for 19 months now and it has held up very well. It was well-packed and arrived in perfect condition.
This works great and simplifies my tea process—just put tea leaves into this, pour the water in to steep, and pour when ready. Then rinse and put away for next time. Quite happy with it.
Maybe I got a bad one. My husband bought this for me as a gift, and I was genuinely delighted. Unfortunately, it's been mostly problems instead of a relaxing vessel for tea. What I thought would be an easy hand wash was nightmarishly difficult. The nut and bolt on the mesh strainer was so tight, I had to get a wrench in order to access and separate the parts for cleaning. This morning the handle came off the top while rinsing it. Less than a month of use, and I feel like I should have asked for one of those knock-off Teavana Teamakers. At least those were easy to clean and didn't break so quickly.
Edit: A representative has kindly reached out to me to offer a replacement. I was truly crestfallen when mine broke, so this goodwill is deeply appreciated. Unfortunately, with the understanding that the mesh strainer on Easy Brew is not meant to be taken apart for cleaning and disinfecting, I must decline. Tea leaves get trapped and a "simple rinse" is not sufficient to dislodge them with you average faucet's water pressure.
Still, this is a wonderful company, providing phenomenal, quality tea for consumers.
Hi Toni, you shouldn't every have to remove the nut and bolt to clean the strainer. We have been using these for years and never taken that apart. A simple rinse and it's clean.
If the handle broke off there may have been a fault in the glass or small crack. We can replace it for you.
I have been drinking tea for 20 years. How did I not know this existed? Letting the tea leaves steep free in the pot not in a contained area is a game changer on the first steep and following. Being able to fully see the colors and leaves is an added bonus. Ease of cleaning, easy use of strainer… LOVE LOVE LOVE 💕
I love this tiny teapot. I never wanted to use loose leaf teas because I could never find a good strainer. Enter this beauty. Now I can brew a cup of tea and strain with ease. I’ve been using mine almost daily.