It’s no secret that the most delightful cup of hot tea begins with loose tea leaves. The aroma is richer—the flavor, more distinct, fresher than your average tea bag. Problem is, it’s not the most convenient choice.

Enter the answer to every tea-lover-on-the-go’s dilemma: Aladdin’s “Me Time is Tea Time” Essential Infuser (sold at Barnes & Noble)

  • Open lid
  • Pour in loose tea leaves (built-in infuser)
  • Pour in hot water, brew for 3 minutes.
  • Pull lever up and voila!

In one fell swoop, the infuser lifts from the water and tucks beneath the lid, clearing the way for a yummy cup of hot tea…and just in time for cooler weather!