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Crate & Barrel Tea Bag Squeezer: Love It or Hate It?

Crate & Barrel Tea Bag Squeezer: Love It or Hate It?

I always joke that I love tea accessories way more than I like tea. I simply can't resist the cute cups and saucers, decorative boxes of teabags, and delicate infusers. But this Crate & Barrel Tea Bag Squeezer ($4.95) seems a bit much. It's a special tong-like gadget used to squeeze the remaining liquid from a tea bag — you know, like you usually do using a spoon and your hand. What do you think? Do you see yourself using this gadget?

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aSLAMMINhottie aSLAMMINhottie 8 years
Hate it ON THE BASIS THAT Alton Brown points out in his tea episode of Good Eats that squeezing the teabag is a big no-no. However, if I were a squeezer (oh man that sounds gross) I would dig this. So, good utensil, bad idea.
girlygirly girlygirly 8 years
LOVE IT :)
girlygirly girlygirly 8 years
LOVE IT :)
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
IMHO it is pointless. That's why God gave me fingers :)
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
I like it...particularly if you're in mixed company and want to be nice and tidy :)
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 8 years
I use a tea infuser that you can use loose leaf tea or stringless bags with that has more uses than this
madamoiselle007 madamoiselle007 8 years
using your hand is difficult because the tea bag is hot.using a spoon is difficult because i bag loose tea leaves in bags without strings...in addition, the string usually rips the bag when i do it! i cant wait to get one of these. its only 5$, is it really a waste of money? not if you're a tea drinker :wink:
madamoiselle007 madamoiselle007 8 years
using your hand is difficult because the tea bag is hot. using a spoon is difficult because i bag loose tea leaves in bags without strings...in addition, the string usually rips the bag when i do it! i cant wait to get one of these. its only 5$, is it really a waste of money? not if you're a tea drinker :wink:
Marseeah Marseeah 8 years
I'm on the Alton Brown "No Single Use Kitchen Items" vein. Why use this? If you're desperate to squeeze your tea bag, use a slotted spoon and a regular spoon, or a pair of tongs.
taratootie taratootie 8 years
Well we have opposable thumbs...
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
If I drank tea regularly I'd probably love it!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Unitaskers are a big no no!
afternoontea1 afternoontea1 8 years
I never squeeze my tea bag. So, I won't be using this period.
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
Squeezing your tea bag is a crime.
Lambsauce Lambsauce 8 years
Nice. I like it, but I'd never buy it for myself...
tastebudtart tastebudtart 8 years
I have had mine for years and use it everyday!!! It's fantabulous...
helenahandbag helenahandbag 8 years
Definitely wouldn't use it. For the most part, I drink loose leaf tea, so the tea bag squeezer is a moot point. But squeezing the tea bag makes the tea bitter, so even when I drink tea from a bag I wouldn't use it either.
ashleylynne ashleylynne 8 years
Verily has it right - if you're a tea-junkie like me, you know that you should never ever squeeze your tea bag into your tea cup because it makes the tea too bitter. Maybe if you don't want extra liquid in your garbage you could squeeze it into your sink?
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 8 years
so unnecessary.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
Pointless - I just use a spoon.
rosesandeson rosesandeson 8 years
I really like it - I think it's neat and would def be more simple than using a spoon.. very unique :)
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I heard it was a no-no to squeeze out the extra liquid in teabags?? Eh, I prefer loose-leaf tea over bagged.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
Oooh I am going to add this to my registry right now. The tea bags I use don't have the hang tag, and I always burn my fingers when I try to squeeze out the scalding hot tea bag. Brilliant!
wren1 wren1 8 years
Unnecessary but would make a cute gift.
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