Travel friendly tea infuser! Super compact, this collapsible viva infuser has a stainless steel mesh with very fine etched holes ensure that no tea leaves escape into the brew. Being collapsible means that you can pop it in your suitcase, handbag, or backpack and enjoy a perfect brew when you're on the go. When you’re done, simply give it a rinse and collapse it down for next time.
I have previously used spoon type infusers which don’t really have enough room for big tea leaves to unfurl so thought that this infuser would be better. It does have plenty of room for the tea leaves but I don’t always find it easy to clean as some tea leaves stick very tenaciously to the sides. The strainer material is quite thin, presumably because it is telescopic, which means it is not as robust as a spoon infuser. I have only used mine a few dozen times and one of the edges has buckled a bit. I am happy enough to use it every day but to be honest I wouldn’t buy another one.
I bought the viva infuser to use when I return to school in September. Because of civil arrangements I will be moving all around the school to teach pupils in their bubbles, so this should enable me to grab a nice cuppa no matter where I am. I’ve tried it at home and it is so easy to use and clean. Clever design is always simple and this is no exception!
Does what is says, really handy to take to work, means I can have anice cup of tea when I am out