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18 Tea Infusers to Make Teatime More Exciting

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Make steeping tea more fun with these quirky tea infusers.  

1. SOAKING IT UP 

That mug of hot water might eventually be a drink for you, but first it’s a hot bath for your new friend, who has special pants filled with tea. 

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2. A FLYING TEA BOX 

There’s no superlaser on this Death Star, just tea. 

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3. THE DOCTOR IS IN (THE TEA). 

Use this TARDIS tea infuser during your down time from traveling the universe. The chain comes with the Eleventh Doctor's sonic screwdriver. 

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4. BE REFINED.  

This pipe works best with Earl Grey. 

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5. A RIBBITING OPTION 

This frog hangs on to the side of your mug with a retractable tongue. When the tea is ready, you can put him back on his lily pad. 

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6. ‘TEA’ ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE. 

It’s just like the movie, only with tea instead of Beatles. 

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7. SHARK ATTACK 

This infuser gives the illusion that a shark is lurking in your mug. For extra fun, use red tea to look like the end of a feeding frenzy.

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8. PERFECT FOR A RAINY DAY

This umbrella’s handle conveniently hooks to the side of your mug. 

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9. AN EGGCELLENT INFUSER 

Sometimes infusers are called tea eggs, and this one takes the term to a new, literal level. 

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10. FOR SQUIRRELY DRINKERS 

If you’re all right with a rodent dunking its tail into your drink, this is the infuser for you. 

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11. HANGING OUT 

This pug is happy to hang onto your mug and keep you company while you wait for the tea to be ready.

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12. ANOTHER SHARK OPTION 

If you thought the other shark infuser left too much to the imagination, this ones gives you the whole fish, gills and all. 

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13. RUBBER DUCKIE, YOU’RE THE ONE. 

Let this rubber duckie peacefully float in your cup and make teatime lots of fun. 

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14. DIVING DEEP 

This old-timey deep-sea diver comes with an oxygen tank that you can use to pull it out. 

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15. MAKE SWEET TEA.

This lollipop won't actually make your tea any sweeter, but you can always add some sugar after. 

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16. A SEASONAL FAVORITE 

When Santa comes, give him some tea to go with the cookies. 

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17. FLORAL TEA 

Liven up any cup of tea with this charming flower. When you’re done, you can pop it right back into its pot. 

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18. KEEP IT TRADITIONAL

If you’re nostalgic for the regular kind of tea bag, you can get reusable silicon ones that look almost the same.

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