Zing Anything’s Tea Zinger
This is the perfect gift for tea-lovers and healthy foodies on the go. The Tea Zinger allows you to make your own infusions combining tea or herbs with fresh citrus and other flavors. It’s a stainless steel insulated mug with a removable steeper basket, citrus reamer and grater — all made of BPA/EA-free plastic — that can be used for ginger, lemon peel or anything else you like to zest. You will become a tea barista in no time! After creating your blend, it stays hot for four to six hours, or you can pop it in the fridge for a refreshing drink.
I love that the Tea Zinger holds 22 ounces and that it’s BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. It also arrives beautifully boxed. One complaint, however, is that the instructions on the box and in the pamphlet aren’t thorough enough. For example, you must carefully tighten the screw on the steamer basket cap or, when you turn the mug over and unscrew the bottom to add citrus, the cap will leak. It was also difficult to remove the citrus reamer from the mug after I was done using it. To improve user experience, I recommend that the company also offer a few recipes and a better visual of how to use this kitchen tool.
Overall, though, I loved the product. There are endless ways to create flavorful tea drinks with it, and it’s a great tool to stay healthy and hydrated throughout the year!
Stumped for ideas on how to get started with a Tea Zinger? Here’s a starter recipe that I made using it. The citrus gives you a vitamin C boost, and the ginger calms the belly.
Citrus Ginger Tea
- Herbal tea bag, or loose herbs or tea leaves of your choice
- Juice from ½ an orange (or other citrus fruit)
- Freshly grated ginger root to taste
- 2 ½ cups hot but not-quite-boiling water; between 170-185° F for most teas
Place the tea bag, herbs or loose tea leaves into the steeper basket. Add the citrus juice and grate fresh ginger root right into the container. Add hot water and let it steep for several minutes — different teas require different steeping times so be sure to check your packaging for specific times or Google your tea type. The result is fresh and delicious with no mess.