Thursday, January 30, 2020

Secura Automatic Milk Frother


I am doing some product testing, and this is one of the items I was able to test....  
Secura 4 in 1 Electric Automatic Milk Frother and Hot Chocolate Maker Machine 8.45 oz Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cordless Removable Milk Jug  $49.99




This was a great milk frother.  I am really pleased.  It is quick and frothed great.  It holds a lot of milk- over 8 oz.  I love that I can make 8 oz of tea and 8 oz of milk for one really large latte, or I can make two lattes at one time.  I can froth cold or I can froth and heat at the same time.


The milk frothes really well.  This is a great deal.  It makes great lattes.  
I had another frother and it was great too, but I like that this one is bigger and holds more milk.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Ohio Tea Company, Creme Burlee







When I went to Ohio Tea Company and I asked if they had anything new.   They had this one, Creme Brule.  So new, it does not even have a label yet.


These tea smells amazing!  For those of you from Orrville, Ohio will know what it smells like when I say it smells like walking into Audrey's Attic!!!  

This is a black tea- you want to heat your water over 212 degrees.  You also want to steep between 3-5 minutes.

Time to put away the Christmas mugs...which mug do I use one last time...



Okay, I could not decide.  I went for the ornament mug for my hot tea and the snow globe for my iced tea.  These mugs were the deal of the day!  The snow globe was last year from Target for .49!!!  And the ornament this year was the end of season sale at CVS for $1.00.


This is a great black tea.  I really am enjoying it. It has a nice aftertaste.  The aroma and tasting notes are great!  I really like this one!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Mug Warmer for your tea

I have been product testing for several companies for products on Amazon.  I am loving it!!!  I am always looking for tea related items. 
 And I jumped on the chance to product test this smart warmer.


 Smart Coffee Set Auto On/Off Gravity-induction Mug Office Desk Use, Candle Wax Cup Warmer Heating Plate (Up To 131F/55C), for $42.99



My thoughts on this product- 

First, it does what it says.  It heats your cup of tea or melts your candle.  It heats up as soon as there is pressure placed on the top surface.  And it heats up quickly and becomes very hot to the touch.  Sure, this is great if you want to keep your mug hot or want to warm a candle.

But, I have concerns, to me it is a safety hazard.  If you leave this plugged in it is ready to go.  Then once you set something on it, it turns on and begins heating.  So, if someone accidentally sets something on it, you could have a fire happening.  Do you really need a heating plate that gets up to 131 degrees F?  
I know, as a former claims adjuster, I see the worst, but to me it is not safe.

Lastly, this Smart Warmer is really expensive.  It's almost $50.  To me you can buy a cup warmer for around $10.

For me if you are looking to keep a mug warm, buy a warmer that has an on/off switch, or always unplug this one when you are done.  Safety First is what I say.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Travel Multi Cup Carrier


I am constantly taking multiple cups to work- hot tea, cold tea, and kombucha.  It is hard to carry it all and not spill any of it.  I finally broke down and purchased this multi-cup carrier.  I did lots of research and I think I found the best value.

I am enjoying this carrier, it does exactly what I need it to do.

from the website:

  • THE SOLUTION TO SPILLED CUPS AND POLLUTION- If you are someone who struggles to transport beverages in and out of the car, front door, or office, our cup carrier is the most efficient choice. It’s perfect for delivery services, picnics, gatherings, especially at work. It would also be good for traveling or if you have kids.
  • The size is very compact when collapsed but you can actually fit a 32oz in here. You can also use the adjustable strap to secure smaller cup sizes. On the side there is a zipper pocket you can use for sugar packets as well as a loop for holding straws.
  • At Impactlast we put our products to the test to make sure they can withstand everyday use. However, our durable nylon material will stand up to the heaviest abuse and is easy to clean.
  • Now you don’t have to worry about contributing to pollution with those bulky fast food cup holders. With the Impactlast cup carrier, we are sure to save you time and make your everyday life a little bit easier.





There are loops that hold the cups in place too.