Is this the cutest tea thinger I've seen today? #Food#Shopping#beverages#gifts#kitchens#tea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Feb 13 2013) Ariel arielmstallings Rocket tea infuser, $12 from Amazon 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 silly cuteness of this adorable rocket ship tea infuser. Brewing highly caffeinated awesomeness, lift-off in 3, 2, 1… (And yes, I think it's even cuter than their cute robot tea infuser.) 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 Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Wonderings on how babies feel about living in foster care NEXT Bringing home baby, reptile edition: a guide to owning your first reptile Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] I <3 you! The rocket ship also comes in green silicone. And they have a monkey and a scuba diver a la Jacques Cousteau. I need to buy all the things! Reply I have the Duck Tea Infuser. It makes my tea (like bathtime) lots of fun. Reply My duckie just finished brewing some Harney & Sons Valentine's blend for me (black tea, chocolate, and rose petals). There is no day so good or so bad that a rubber duckie swimming in a mug can't make it a little better. Reply I have one of those. I call it my Tea Ducky. I sing "Tea cup ducky, your the one / you make tea time, lots of fun" when I use it. It makes me wish I drank more loose leaf teas. Reply That's pretty adorable, but the ThinkGeek description kind of made me gag by comparing tea to duck poop. 😛 Reply I saw a Death Star infuser on ThinkGeek the other day. Geeks are definitely being targeted by companies. Yay, us! 🙂 Reply I just bought the robot one as a gift to my bff! It's so adorable that I think I might have to buy one for myself too. Reply I bought one to use as a Yankee Swap gift (and included a in of Earl Gray to go along with it). It was a pretty popular gift to steal. Reply Yes, but how do I make my tea look like THE COSMOS? Does anyone have one of the silicone ones? I'm wondering if they stain (especially if you're lazy about emptying them out. -coughcough-) Reply I'd like a mug that makes my tea look like that picture. Clearly someone needs to make a cosmic mug! Reply Did you see the shark I emailed Megan? I will try to find the link again in a bit. Reply For those who like to combine their tea time and Beatlemania there is also a tea ball shaped like the yellow submarine. http://www.amazon.com/Tea-Sub-Yellow-Submarine-Infuser/dp/B003TP0QJ8 My husband bought me one for Christmas and I LOVE it! Maybe I could use a rocket too… Reply I had this because I thought the same thing, and it broke almost immediately! The hinge keeping the two rocket halves together is very flimsy, I didn't even get one use out of it 🙁 Reply And the artisan-produced "if I won lotto" version… http://www.kevinard.com/infusers.htm Reply I bought this for my husband last Christmas, and he bought me the same brand's robot version! They are super cute and look great in our robot-themed kitchen. A caveat, though: neither of them hold loose tea very well at all — be prepared for A LOT of tea leaves floating around in your cup! They are pretty flimsy, too, as Sam (above) mentioned; ours haven't broken yet, but I can't imagine them even making it through a drop to the floor. Final thoughts: great for display, not so great in actual practice. However, if you're itching for some more cute tea steeper action, check out this guy: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ed28/ It's a Tea-Rex! We have this one, too, and it works much better — the silicone seals more tightly and keeps the tea leaves in the steeper and out of your mouth! Reply Can we please have an article on how to use these things? How does one brew lose tea? Where does one acquire this lose tea? I need this…!!! STAT! Reply I love my tea, and this infuser, but they can be fiddly to put tea in and it can escape. We use the strainers from the chatsford tea pots/tea cups instead. or a tea sock but they do stain. http://www.whittard.co.uk/equipment/tea_and_coffee_accessories/tea_filter_basket_for_6-cup_chatsford_teapots.htm You can get similar ones in stainless steel http://www.hrhiggins.co.uk/accessories/tea/tea_socks/ What I need for our tea and coffee areas (and toaster) are trays that keep the coffee bits and beans corralled and not escaping round the kitchen work top. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour 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. 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.