The Teastick

First, an admin note: Lots of little changes going on here lately, including updated and streamlined content and a contact form!

I’m looking forward to creating my own tutorial video for the gongfu method, but that will have to wait until after we move and scramble to get the house ready for a big Thanksgiving crowd!

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On to the main attraction: A friend just sent me a link to the Teastick. This little gadget looks easy to use and easy to clean. Can’t beat that when it comes to loose tea, especially in the workplace where we may not have a kitchen available. It’s advertised as stainless steel, durable, and dishwasher safe – which is pretty important for any gadget that finds its way into my hands.


It also has a hook that will sit on the side of your cup. No more fishing your infuser out of scalding water after the chain accidentally slips into your tea.

This is Gamila’s first tea accessory. At $18, this would have to be the holy grail of tea infusers – but anything is possible!


  1. I bought a couple of the teasticks a year ago. They’re not bad, but not quite as amazing as they appear either. It’s difficult to scoop leaves into the scoop without crushing other leaves, and closing it while keeping them in there can be tricky too. This all becomes doubly difficult if you have large full-leaf tea, which I generally do, since each leaf is so large. I keep one around my office, but don’t use it too often.

  2. Thanks, Payton. It’s great to hear from someone with first-hand experience. 🙂 I guess my strainer with the scissor-action handle is still the number one tea tool for the office…