5 more bizarre AF tea infusers #Home#Shopping#beverages#tea March 31 2017 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Even this tea infuser is wondering why it's a tea infuser. We at the Offbeat Empire have had a long-standing obsession with tea infusers, from the clever to the cute… Is this the cutest tea thinger I've seen today? We all know I'm very serious about my tea (so serious that I have a special caffeine altar set up in my kitchen), but even I can't resist the totally… Read More But seriously, tea infusers? Now you are just getting ridiculous. Just look at these loose leaf tea infusers that we found on Amazon, and try not to laugh your ass off… The Faucet Tea Infuser is bulbous and phallic, ammaright? This Squirrel tea infuser looks like it's getting ready to poop in your cup. This umbrella tea infuser comes with it's own umbrella tea infuser stand! Even worse, it is "elegantly etched with the word 'TEA' on the base." WHY!? The Happy Platypus infuser. Because I always say there aren't enough tea infusers that look like an animal has been gutted and bleeding into your cup. I have one word for the Tongue Tea Infuser: Gross! Alright, I'm stopping before I go down the rabbit hole and never come back. Do YOU have a favorite bizarre tea infuser? I wanna see 'em!!! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Turn your Etsy envy into wood burning with pyrography NEXT Screw the "romantic mystique" — let's think about love Show/Hide comments [ 16 ] Huh, usually you don't have very judgy posts. I'm kinda surprised. At least maybe add something like, "GROSS… but also awesome?" Reply Nope nope nope. That thing is nightmare fuel. Forever terrifying. 😉 Reply Personally, my gut reaction to the tongue monstruosity is simply "Gross!" too. Ack, I would not want that thing staring me in the face first thing in the morning. Or ever. It gives me shudders… To each their own, I guess! Reply The platypus one is at least somewhat accurate, biologically, because the female platypus feeds her young by secreting milk through the skin of her abdomen, instead of through nipples like other mammals. #PlatypusNerd Reply Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut. That is… wow. That comment is now the entire reason this post was written. Reply YESSSSS. Weekend made. <3 Reply I am pretty sure that's true of all marsupials (kangaroos ect.) Reply Platypuses aren't marsupials. They, along with echidnas, are in an order of mammals called monotremes that lay eggs. Kangaroos and other marsupials are mammals that mostly have pouches for carrying their young, and they also have nipples/teats. Reply Nope kangaroos and other marsupials have nipples. When you check pouches of roadkill for surviving babies your told not to pull the baby off the mothers nipple, you should actually cut thru the nipple so u dont damage the babies mouth. Echidnas on the other hand are another monotreme and they also secrete milk without nipples 🙂 Reply I rather like the umbrella one, but the "tea" etched into it is so unnecessary 😛 The rest of them are not things I would want to use. Especially since those silicone tea infusers are quite difficult to clean out. Reply I love that one too:) And as I am guilty of straining things through tea infusers that you really shouldn't, a labeled one just for tea would be good. Reply Ok, now I'm curious to know what is strainable in such small strainers that isn't tea… Reply Mostly while making chicken broth. Reply AHAHA. The tongue. OMG. It would be funny to serve tea to someone super proper with that and totally gross them out. Did I say fun… um… ;P Reply Awww, I was actually quite charmed by the plat-tea-pus until you pointed out it looks "like an animal has been gutted and bleeding into your cup". Now I can't unsee it. But the good thing is, most people have tea mugs in opposed to tea glasses, so you don't have to see the graphic bleeding. I have a mana-tea tea infuser that I'm actually quite fond of (http://www.fredandfriends.com/table/manatea/MANA.html). My sister got it for me as a novelty (noveltea) Christmas present and I love it, though I barely use it (I have real tea strainers that do a far better job). However, I went on a month-long overseas trip earlier this year and I really regretted not bringing my manatea with me. I had bought all this amazing local loose-leaf tea, but had no way to infuse it. Using paper coffee filters allowed me to at least attempt to strain my tea, but most of the time resulted in a lot of mess. Bringing a silicone tea infuser (which would have taken up less room in my luggage than a metal strainer, and be far less likely to be damaged) would have saved me from a lot of disappointing cuppas. Next time I travel, my manatea is coming with me. Reply I LOVE the manatea infuser!!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.