The Adagio Teas IngenuiTea teapot is the only brewing teapot that received positive reviews from tests and users. With this pot, loose tea leaves are placed within the pot and are infused while the water is heating. This compact model has a 16-ounce capacity, much less than the heating capacities of non-brewing tea kettles. Reviewers and users like this pot for its ease of use and easy clean-up. The manufacturer states the pot is dishwasher safe, but some users find the filter may break when placed in the dishwasher. As with other Adagio Teas products, we found the IngenuiTea sold at only online retailers like Cooking.com, RachaelRayStore.com, FoodNetworkStore.com, Amazon.com and Adagio.com (the manufacturer's website). If you're looking for a kettle that can heat water, consider the Adagio Teas UtiliTea Variable Temperature Electric Kettle ($50) .
Cook's Illustrated magazine provides the only professional comparison review of the Adagio Teas IngenuiTea teapot. We found an individual review of the pot in specialty food online magazine, TheNibble.com. Several user reviews can be found on Amazon.com and the RachaelRayStore.com.
1. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
In testing four teapots made for brewing tea, editors include the Adagio Teas IngenuiTea in their evaluation. Testers say it brews a good, strong cup of tea and catches loose tea leaves with a fine strainer. They also like the kettle's easy clean-up.
Review: Innovative Teapots, Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine, March 2009
TheNibble.com is an online magazine about specialty food items. In this older review, Karen Hochman discusses the Adagio Teas IngenuiTea. After a year of daily use, Hochman says this brewer radically simplifies the brewing of loose tea. The review shows stills of the IngenuiTea, demonstrating how the model works. Hochman's pros include its ease of use, its easy collection of the tea leaves, large capacity and thick plastic that works to insulate, keeping the tea warm.
Review: IngenuiTea Cup Top Brewer, Karen Hochman, Oct. 2005
Nearly 240 user reviews from Amazon.com rate the Adagio Teas IngenuiTea 4.5 stars out of 5. Users say the teapot is easy to use, easy to clean (its lid detaches for rinsing), and it doesn't leak. The recurring negative comment is that the filter is fragile and can break easily, especially if it's put in a dishwasher.
Review: Adagio Teas IngenuiTea Teapot, Contributors to Amazon.com
User comments for the Adagio Teas IngenuiTea are very positive; it earns an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 after close to 50 reviews. Users say the pot works well and like the easy clean-up. One reviewer says the filter stops when you lift the pot, preventing leakage. The only negative comment was the IngenuiTea's 16-ounce capacity, which only provides two cups.
Review: Adagio Teas 16-oz. IngenuiTea Dispensing Teapot, Contributors to RachaelRayStore.com