Titanic Tea Bag Holder

Brand: Genuine Fred
Manufacturer: Fred
Model: TTAN
EAN: 0885317760331
Category: Food & Drinks
Price: $13.57  (127 customer reviews)
Dimension: 3.25 x 1.62 x 4.75 inches
Shipping Wt: 0.10 pounds. FREE Shipping (Details)
Availability: In Stock.
Average Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Save waste and add a little fun to your tea time with TEATANTIC. Simply fill the hull with your favorite loose leaf tea and place in your cup to enjoy perfectly brewed tea! The infuser is constructed from BPA-free silicone, which is soft, food-safe and tasteless, so it won't affect the taste of your tea. The silicone construction is easy to clean and dishwasher and microwave safe. The infuser measures 4.8 by 1.6 inches.

Features

  • FUN & FUNCTIONAL: Save waste and add a little fun to your tea time with the unsinkable tea infuser, TEATANTIC. This clever design is sure to be a conversation starter. TEATANIC is packed in a colorful box perfect for gifting!
  • EASY TO USE: Simply fill the hull with your favorite loose leaf tea and place in your cup to enjoy perfectly brewed tea!
  • PREMIUM QUALITY & AUTHENTIC: When you purchase tea infusers from Genuine Fred, you are guaranteed an original product that is constructed from food-safe, BPA-free silicone.
  • HASSLE-FREE CLEANING : After use, discard the loose tea leaves and rinse with hot water. Genuine Fred silicone tea infusers are also dishwasher and microwave safe!
  • ECO-FRIENDLY & REUSEABLE: The dunk-brew-toss routine of normal tea bags contribute tons of waste to landfills and are not sustainable for our planet. Genuine Fred reusable silicone tea infusers for are the ideal, alternative!

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Top Reviews

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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Cute toy, bad infuser
by Deborah (2 out of 5 stars)
May 1, 2017

Pros: 1. It's an adorable little thing. My husband had been trying to switch from coffee to tea and I got him the diver to tease his funny bone. It made him laugh, but it did not make him tea because-->

Cons: 1. This chap is hard to fill. The opening is small and waste of tea is a sad byproduct. 2. This diver won't sink properly. Unless you pack him full of leaves (wasteful again), it will bob and float. 3. This infuser won't always keep leaves out of your tea. If you pack the diver full in order to make it sink, there is a good chance the seal won't work and it will open in your mug, spilling leaves all over. Even when it is sealed, finer leaves will eventually come out of the holes. I found myself having to strain the tea after using the is diver infuser, so what's the point?!

My verdict: Bad infuser, but cute toy. The only thing this diver does now is to go on imaginary deep sea excursions in the sink with the kids.
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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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Fred the Deep Tea Half-Diver/Half-Floater. NOT for long tea leaves.
by Eric "honestly opinionated" Kim (3 out of 5 stars)
November 25, 2014

I had great expectation for the Deep Tea Diver because I thought it was a great conversation piece that was also quite functional for a frequent looseleaf tea drinker like me. Well, package and looks were all great, but I found the opening on the bottom to be a bit too small for putting my Long Jing green tea in. Inevitably, few leaves would fall out to the counter. You need a very small teaspoon and some finesse to do so without being messy. That said, the little guy does hold his own in terms of amount of tea held. I was able to brew for a whole teapot with the guy full.

Another minor issue is that when put in a cup, he doesn't stay down but floats halfway. You could sort of counteract it with the attached weight (got a nice firm mass to it for a little thing), but I wished that they had put some weight on the bottom cover or something.

My suggestion: Make the opening slightly bigger, put air holes on the top (to help sink), and weight the bottom.
*UPDATE in 2018*

Still holding up though I use this infrequently. I've found some of my authentic green tea leaves come long so they don't all fit well here. Therefore, this is really for looseleaf tea that can be spooned onto a teaspoon. Also, when done, it's a bit of a pain to get wet leaves out of this guy as the grooves make it difficult.

My new suggestion:

Make it taller/bigger with smooth inside cavity, and make the guy weighted on the bottom.
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Not very practical
by Gil S (2 out of 5 stars)
December 19, 2017

Saw this in a store and thought it would be a great gift for my wife who loves tea. The price was a little too high for what I was willing to pay but was so glad to find this at half price almost on Amazon so went right ahead and ordered it. It is a cute little thing but it's not practical - unfortunately. It's hard to clean and that can be frustrating, and it doesn't really dive - it just floats. So overall not great but cute and it comes with a little piece you can put it on when you take it out to keep everything clean.
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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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A Hilarious 5-Star Gift To Yourself!!
by Lovely Rita (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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In a word: Disappointing
by Pratzie (2 out of 5 stars)
November 23, 2014

Had some high hopes for this infuser. Its neat looking and has a nice cord, but after using it multiple times a day for the past week and a half, I find that its subpar when used with multiple types of tea.

For starters, the diver alone measures roughly 2 1/4", with the cord being about 6 1/2". There are holes on the back of the "head" as well as on the front "stomach" and on his back. But my immediate response when I first unpacked it were that the holes were tiny. Moreso then I expected and i've found that its to the point that the water has a hard time penetrating the infuser. Originally I thought maybe I had it packed too tight but that wasn't the case when I packed it about half full.

I then thought maybe it was the type of tea (originally using black loose leaf), but moving onto green, white and then herbal, I've noticed that its the same thing. I find myself looking at a floating infuser and you can clearly see air pockets inside. Most times I end up using the cord to try and "snap" the infuser up and down to force the air bubbles out so the water can get inside to steep. Most of the time it does work however u can imagine what a pain this is when your dealing with water that's just anywhere from 175 degrees to boiling.

Another complaint is the hour-glass style design. I get that its supposed to be a diver, however after steeping, I notice that I always end up having to use a finger or the handle of a spoon to loosen up the tea leaves to get it all out and clean. Not usually an issue once it cools down but I like to make a stronger cup of tea by steeping twice and cleaning it gets to be a pain when you have to stick your finger into a hot infuser to get out hot tea leaves.

Also, with regards to the strength, while some prefer to steep tea for a longer period to make a strong brew, I prefer the dual steep approach. I've found that I can fit about a teaspoon and a half in this infuser. While that's pretty good, lets be honest, not many people drink out of a tiny 8 oz tea cup anymore. My mug at work is 12 oz so making a stronger cup requires at least two brew cycles. And referring back to the paragraph above, its rather inconvenient emptying and repacking when its hot.

So if a cute infuser is your thing and you don't necessarily care about strength or functionality, this might be for you. For those looking for a stronger cup of tea or even just a regular strength cup that's larger in size (over 8-10 oz), i'd suggest trying something else, such as the SS ones ive seen that will hold the leaves under the water and can hold at least two teaspoons worth.
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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 W. Thein (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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