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The carafe is so great! My only problem with this--the removable strainer can flip easily when you are pouring your tea. Other than that this is a fab purchase.
I saw this is store and LOVED it! My mother then surprised me with it as a Christmas gift. I've been using it all week and absolutely fell in love, steeping 5 glasses of tea a day. Normally, I'll fill it up with hot water and carry it upright until I get to work. The extremely hot water never touches the lid and the double pane glass keeps the body from cracking. However, today, I filled it up and put it in my lunch pouch and took it to work. The tea glass was on its side, water hitting the lid. When I got to work, the hot water had cracked the glass on the lid. Super bummed and totally my fault for being careless. However, this product would be so much better if the glass on the lid was double pane as well. It's completely ruined as it now leaks from the crack. Still going to buy another and not make the same mistake!
I really love this tea carafe. I finally broke the metal one I bought several years ago and loved, so when I saw the same shape with the loose-leaf tea infuser but made of glass I was thrilled. It's beautiful and I have gotten so many compliments. The only minor complaint I have is that the little metal basket for loose-leaf tea has to be submerged in order for the tea to infuse, and that means that it is often very hot, but as long as the little wire handle is up it isn't too bad.
The store had this on display as soon as I walked in and I instantly fell in love with the design and the beauty of this product. Love the feel of it, love the size, and love that it's made of glass. The only part that has plastic on it is the lid. I have used it three times today. The first time I put loose leaves in the strainer inside the carafe and then poured the hot water inside. Took awhile for the water to flow through. Put the lid on and let it steep. When I went to remove the basket some of the leaves had fallen through to the water already and the handle to the basket was VERY hot still. When I removed it more of the the plumped up leaves fell into the water. Decided to drink it anyway and the tea was fabulous although I would have preferred to not see floaty bits as I drank it. The double sided walls work perfectly and the glass feels warm, but not hot despite the temp of the water I put in it. Second and third time I tried putting the loose leaves in the carafe itself and then poured the water on top and let them steep loosely in the carafe. I put the strainer on top and drank it through the strainer, hoping that the leaves would plump up and not fit back through the strainer as I drank. Floaty bits still surfaced to the top and through the strainer. Really wish this carafe had a mesh strainer instead then it would be perfect! Price couldn't be beat especially with the 30% off sale and an extra 10% off coupon!