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Tuffy Steeper

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Our silicone tea steeper is designed for making loose tea easy, at home or on the road. As seen on Dr. Oz's Holiday Hot List, this durable, expandable, reusable, tea infuser fits most mugs & teapots. The lid doubles as a saucer for the Tuffy when your tea’s ready.

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  • Tea Products: Tea cannot be returned as it is a food product. We recommend trying smaller sample sizes to ensure satisfaction before committing to larger bulk sizes.
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TUFFY TEA STEEPER is our silicone tea infuser designed for travel, easy storage, and making loose tea to-go. As seen on Dr. Oz's holiday Hot List, this durable, expandable, reusable, loose leaf tea steeper fits most mugs and teapots. The lid doubles as a saucer to hold the drips from the brewing basket when your tea is steeped. It's perfect for making gourmet loose tea while traveling. From camping to hotels, you can now make loose tea anytime, anywhere.


  • Food-Grade silicone tea infuser
  • Heat & stain resistant
  • BPA-free & Dishwasher-safe
  • Durable & Compact
  • Lightweight: 2 oz (57 g)
  • Dimensions: 2.5" inner rim diameter, 3.5" outer rim diameter, 3.3" height (folds down to 1" flat)
  • Mug in picture not included

Travel Tea Steeper for Modern Lives

From the office to camping, make loose leaf tea anytime anywhere!

silicone tea infuser

Why The Tea Spot?

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Infusing the Goodness

We promote health, wellness, and happiness by empowering people to make tea a part of every day – a vision that has held steadfast since our start in 2004. Our philanthropic company meets the challenges of modern life with the botanical goodness of tea.

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Innovating Designs

Our handcrafted whole leaf teas and modern Steepware® designs make your daily tea practice seamless and fun. We break down all barriers to premium tea, making it easy to steep throughout the day and fuel your adventures. For tea lovers, by tea lovers.

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Empowering Wellness

We give 10% of all profits to wellness programs around the world. Each purchase of our special-edition The Tea Spot x charity: water tumbler provides clean water to one person. Drink tea. Feel good. Do good. #10percentforwellness

tea infuser for camping
tea infuser for camping

Customer Reviews

Based on 81 reviews
Wendy L.A.
Cute little unit

I got a 2nd one as I found the silicone tended to retain some scent of the fragranced teas (Naughty & Nuce, etc) so I got a 2nd one to use with unflavored teas

I love the Tuffy steeper!

I've used this steeper for years-I use it daily and it's the only steeper I use. Here's why:
- Overall ease of use-set it in cup (I use wide mouth tea cups), add leaves. Pour water over leaves, filling to rim. Steep few minutes, lift it out, set on the lid
- easy to fill w/leaves, easy to get leaves out
- when draining, you can press the leaves w/spoon to get all liquid out
- if storing in a drawer, just press it down for compact storing
- Easy to clean due to its shape
-Nothing to open or close; no trying to get leaves inside a ball w/limited space, having to be sure there are no leaves on the edges, causing a gap

I've read negative reviews & don't understand the issues. I haven't experienced leaves escaping the holes, as one reviewer noted (maybe a scant few very fine leaves, but it's negligible) or escaping over the top-just don't over-fill it. One said it's hard to clean-I can't understand what's difficult about it; it's just like washing a cup. Another said it takes up too much space causing less tea in cup-I don't have this problem; my cup is almost full after removing the steeper. It doesn't have to be a tight fit; there is space between the cup and steeper & sits on bottom of cup. Another said leaves clogged the holes & is difficult to clean, & left residual flavor & tea smell-I've never had the holes clogged with leaves; It rinses out with ease. Any residual smell wouldn't bother me-tea smells good, & I've never noticed left over flavor.

Thank you The Tea Spot!

Christine D.
I should have read the reviews

I was hoping this would be easier to clean than the metal strainer. It is not. I can live with that but the holes are too big and ended up with tea leaves at the bottom of the cup. I will save it for travel but mostly because it wouldn't bother me to lose it unlike some of my other brewing equipment.

Thank you for taking the time to review our Tuffy Steeper. We're sorry to hear that this was not what you expected, but glad to hear that you will find it useful for travel. Thanks for trying it out!

daily staple!

not sure why the bad reviews...I use mine every day and I love it!! I love that it's also dishwasher safe and it's great for travel and camping. I also love that it's so giftable - comes in a cute box!

Nice item

I got the tea infuser in Violet. It’s a nice purple color. The infuser itself is big. I was surprised at the size of it. When I put it in my cup it fit over whole top of it. Keep this in mind when filling the cup. That is kinda nice though because I just grab it on the edges and lift it out. I like how the cover doubles as a holder for it when I’m done steeping. Like some other people have said, I found that a little bit of the tea leaves got into the water. Unlike the others this does not bother me, it’s not a lot that gets thru. It’s also nice how it’s collapsible. I can throw it into my purse and travel with it. It’s currently in my camper. If I ever feel the need to leave it there I’ll order another one that will have a home in my purse.

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