Deep Sea Diver Tea Strainer

Category: Food & Drinks
Price: $7.80
Total Reviews: 127 customer reviews
Average Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Holy deep sea diver this is adorable... If you or someone you know is a fan of loose leaf tea we are incredibly... [Read more]

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Not for those sensitive to drowning
by Annie Veronica (5 out of 5 stars)
November 4, 2016

I love this little guy and it works really well but my kids and I were all taken aback the first time I used it. If the infuser pops off the side of the mug, he floats face down and accumulates stain (temporary until you wash him) and oils from the tea and looks disconcertingly like a dead body. I wouldn't have thought myself that sensitive but everyone who has seen it so far floating face down has made the same face and thought it kinda creepy. Anyway I still like him and all the other infusers by this brand.
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Not Fred brand, inferior quality.
by DMC (1 out of 5 stars)
December 16, 2017

This is not a genuine Fred product, despite the listing stating otherwise. The product that I received has no brand name, no UPC on the box, and is of inferior quality. As others have said, it does not diffuse the tea well, and does not sink into the cup enough to even work. If Amazon hadn't already given me my money back I would have returned it the day I finally received it.
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If you want a tea infuser try a better one than the diver.
by Jacqueline (3 out of 5 stars)
November 30, 2017

First off this is incredibly cute. Now that cuteness has been determined, I was rather disappointed by this tea infuser. I read the reviews before buying and the majority stated how they loved it. I should have listened to the other few. It is incredibly hard to get the leaves in. Secondly, unless it's completely full you can submerge the diver. If you don't fill it you have to squeeze the air from it under the water which is just plain messy and not worth it with hot water. I took a spoon and pushed the air out so it would sink, but i don't want to have to do that every time. I'll still use it but sparingly. I'm giving it a 3 star versus the 2 I was originally going to go with because the company is good. The item came quickly and intact. I was highly satisfied with them.
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Cute, Slightly Impractical, Tea Infuser
by Schrodinger's Spy (5 out of 5 stars)
March 12, 2019

First of all, this tea infuser is adorable. I mean it's a deep "tea" diver! Little dude has an oxygen tank and a silicone base to catch tea drips. In terms of cleaning, it's not that great. Maybe for loose teas that are finer or more pellet-like, but for full-leaf teas (or gunpowder/jasmine varieties) it's okay. Tea leaves tend to bunch up and get stuck in the helmet - you'll probably need a toothpick or chopstick to dig it out. The infuser is silicone and dishwasher safe. Tea does need extra time to steep (the infuser tends to trap air and float). I probably wouldn't buy it again just on that basis, but it is pretty cute.
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Sadly, he was consigned to Davy Jones locker today
by Patrice (2 out of 5 stars)
December 9, 2016

I admit, this be the cutest tea infuser aye ever owned, but he just were'nt worth thee troubles he left in me heart. . . .

Pros:
* Really cute
* BPA free
* It sometimes holds tea and fits in a tea cup

Cons:
* Pain to fill with loose tea. The opening in the bottom of the diver is small, and the silicone itself is very soft, so bits of tea stick to the rim of the infuser where it prevents a complete seal, and to the outside of the infuser where you can't really get them off, resulting in bits of tea floating in your beverage or worse, failure of the seal and tea all over the place.
* Silicone is too thick. This causes the infuser to fail by trapping air that causes the infuser to float. When it floats, it doesn't really infuse into your hot water or it infuses so SLOWLY that your tea is cold before you even get to drink it. The only way to avoid this is to pack the infuser tight with an unnecessarily large amount of your expensive tea so as to eliminate air spaces in the infuser. Of course, if your tea expands too much, it causes the seal to fail, and we're right back to having tea all over the place.
* Metal doohickey on the end of your infuser prevents you from warming tea in the microwave. Who would do that? Somebody who has been waiting 15-20 minutes for their tea to steep because their adorable infuser is floating at the top of the cup, laughing at them.
* Pain to clean up. Just as air gets stuck in his noggin when you're trying to brew the tea, the tea itself gets stuck there when you're trying to clean him up.

The infuser is so cute I kept it for 3 years. I tried and tried the first few weeks of those three years to come up with the right balance, or technique, or whatever to make it work; then I put it in the cupboard. It seemed too cute to just toss away so I justified keeping it as a "back up" in case my other infusers failed or broke. Today I got it down, filled it with my Jade Citrus Mint tea, and watched it float at the top of my cup, as my weak, sad tea became cold.

Today I cut his tank line, exposed him to microwave radiation, and ultimately, after a moment of silence, consigned him to the depths of Jones' locker, aka, my Hefty bag.
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Not Fred brand, inferior quality.
by Pamela Tamil (1 out of 5 stars)
December 16, 2017

This is not a genuine Fred product, despite the listing stating otherwise. The product that I received has no brand name, no UPC on the box, and is of inferior quality. As others have said, it does not diffuse the tea well, and does not sink into the cup enough to even work. If Amazon hadn't already given me my money back I would have returned it the day I finally received it.
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If you want a tea infuser try a better one than the diver.
by Manuel J. Lugo (3 out of 5 stars)
November 30, 2017

First off this is incredibly cute. Now that cuteness has been determined, I was rather disappointed by this tea infuser. I read the reviews before buying and the majority stated how they loved it. I should have listened to the other few. It is incredibly hard to get the leaves in. Secondly, unless it's completely full you can submerge the diver. If you don't fill it you have to squeeze the air from it under the water which is just plain messy and not worth it with hot water. I took a spoon and pushed the air out so it would sink, but i don't want to have to do that every time. I'll still use it but sparingly.

I'm giving it a 3 star versus the 2 I was originally going to go with because the company is good. The item came quickly and intact. I was highly satisfied with them.
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Not for those sensitive to drowning
by W. Thein (5 out of 5 stars)
November 4, 2016

I love this little guy and it works really well but my kids and I were all taken aback the first time I used it. If the infuser pops off the side of the mug, he floats face down and accumulates stain (temporary until you wash him) and oils from the tea and looks disconcertingly like a dead body. I wouldn't have thought myself that sensitive but everyone who has seen it so far floating face down has made the same face and thought it kinda creepy. Anyway I still like him and all the other infusers by this brand.
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A Hilarious 5-Star Gift To Yourself!!
by DMC (5 out of 5 stars)
December 27, 2018

My hubs tells me that eventually our house is going to look like Pee-Wee's Playhouse with all the "things" being other "things" around here! I saw the Tea-tanic & knew it was a nice addition to my collection of "things". I half expected it to pop open when I put it in the water. But it stayed together. There was some leaves that came out, but nothing more than what my traditional tea diffuser does. The material is very flexible & bendable. This wouldn't be a good item for individuals with fine motor or dexterity challenges, including arthritis or shaking, etc. I haven't figured out a way to load the black bottom half without holding it in one hand and filling it with a spoon in another. It's a lot like rolling your own cigarettes. But funnier & with your favorite tea! I really enjoy it!
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Cute, Slightly Impractical, Tea Infuser
by Jacqueline (5 out of 5 stars)
March 12, 2019

First of all, this tea infuser is adorable. I mean it's a deep "tea" diver! Little dude has an oxygen tank and a silicone base to catch tea drips.

In terms of cleaning, it's not that great. Maybe for loose teas that are finer or more pellet-like, but for full-leaf teas (or gunpowder/jasmine varieties) it's okay. Tea leaves tend to bunch up and get stuck in the helmet - you'll probably need a toothpick or chopstick to dig it out. The infuser is silicone and dishwasher safe. Tea does need extra time to steep (the infuser tends to trap air and float). I probably wouldn't buy it again just on that basis, but it is pretty cute.

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