Monday, January 21, 2013

Can't You Hear Ernie Singing?

This is the last Christmas present to find use. My friend and guild mate, Doo, sent this to me. I knew, when I looked at it, that it would merit a blog post so I've been waiting for a good time to use it. With the weather going cold this weekend, it was the perfect time to have copious amounts of tea. So, let's see how this works.

First, one has to liberate the duck from the packaging.

Awwww, isn't that cute? The strainer part, where the loose tea goes, pops off the bottom of the duck. The blue thing, to the right, is where the whole thing sits when it's not steeping your tea. I chose loose Darjeeling for the tea.

It doesn't take much to fill the container. Tea leaves expand so the strainer can't be filled to the brim with leaves.

Then the whole thing goes in your mug of hot water.
(giggle, snirk) Okay, that is just the silliest thing ever and I love it. Until the tea leaves absorbed water, the duck tipped over. Once the leaves were steeping, the duck stayed upright. After the initial mug, the duck stayed upright in every subsequent mug. I probably drank more tea yesterday than I had in awhile simply because having a duck in my mug is hysterical. I can't look at this and not think of Ernie from Sesame Street.

If you want your very own tea duckie, you can find it here. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Beverage:  Darjeeling tea (from a tea bag)


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