Company/Brand Name: Adagio
Teaware Name: PersonaliTEA
AGWT Rating: 4.8/5
I’ll just come out and say it up front, I love it! Of course, I am a bit biased because this is my first official full-sized teapot.
I’ve been using a 6-ounce glass teapot for a few months now and it has worked well for doing tea reviews. But, it was time consuming to keep running back and forth from the kitchen to boil more water for tea.
With my new PersonaliTEA teaware, I can make three cups of brew at one time. Needless to say, I am now drinking much more tea.
Stay Cool Handle – The handle stays cool to the touch even when brewing tea in boiling water. This is a huge plus, because it makes it easy to transport it from the kitchen to another area without having to rummage about for a pot holder or other heat protective gear.
Stay-In-Place-Lid – The lid stays in place even when pouring.
Durable Ceramic – It is made of thick and sturdy ceramic; this isn’t one of those dainty teapots by any means.
Stainless Steel Infuser – A stainless steel mesh infuser basket is included, so you can do more than one infusion if so desired. In addition, small sized tea leaves won’t escape into the brew and give you chunky tea. I don’t know about you, but I hate chunky tea!
Oh, and did I mention that you can purchase extra infusers? I like to have an extra one on hand, just in case the original becomes damaged somehow (use your imagination here).
Dishwasher Safe – Of course this doesn’t cover the human form of dishwasher—the hand washer who is all thumbs!
Well-Designed Spout – I haven’t spilled a drop of tea yet!
The Price is Right – For a meager $14.00 you get all the above, that’s a bargain in my book.
Not So Appealing Qualities:
Infuser Basket Rim Gets Hot – Since the infuser basket is metal, the rim gets hot when introduced to boiling water. This makes it tricky to remove without burning ones fingers. I’ve resorted to using the tip of a knife to pry the infuser up enough to remove safely.
Infuser Basket Not Large Enough – For leaves that need a lot of room to unfurl, I’ve found the infuser basket to be just not quite large enough. To compensate for this, I’ve tried using less dried leaf and steeping for a little longer or not using the infuser basket at all.
When not using the infuser basket, the spout does work as a strainer. There are holes punched into the body of the teapot where the spout is connected, which stops larger leaves from escaping.
However, then there is the dilemma of having to pour all the tea out at once so as not to over steep the leaves. This requires having a second teapot on hand. I guess I need to buy another teapot!
Infuser Basket Mesh Too Large for Rooibos – As I had stated above, I don’t like having chunks in my tea. The infuser basket works great for most teas, but teas like rooibos that can have tiny particles would fair better in a product with a finer mesh basket.
Although, I have used this teapot with rooibos blends and the particles tend to stay on the bottom of the teapot and don’t seem to bother my cup much at all.
There you have it. My teaware review of Adagio’s PersonaliTEA teapot. I hope it was helpful.
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