Behold, the simple tea spoon. No not a “teaspoon”, not a piece of cutlery for measuring volume. This is a “tea spoon” (two words), used for measuring, delivering and mixing tea.
And I quote: “Teavana Perfect Tea Spoon is exactly one teaspoon and scoops up even larger tea leaves with ease. And since it’s made of brushed stainless steel, it won’t rust, break, or melt like other teaspoons. Just put it away with your other tea accessories and make the next cup of tea that much easier.”
But how perfect can it be? Here’s a snippet of the comments on the Amazon listing:
So many questions: Can I use this for something other than tea? On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most, how life changing is this teaspoon?
Answer:Perfect 10. And no, you can only use this for tea. Federal law requires that any spoons designated as “Tea Spoons” rather than “teaspoons” must be used “solely for the purpose of measuring dry tea leaves for the brewing and immediate consumption of hot or iced tea”. Local law enforcement agents actually have testing equipment that allows them to analyze the surface of the spoon to determine if it has ever been used to measure anything other than tea. I actually wrap mine in aluminum foil and store it in a special lead lined box (which I also bought here at Amazon) when not using it to make sure it doesn’t come in contact with foreign, non-tea objects. Also, always remember to use gloves (the manufacturer recommends Nitrile gloves – I prefer the type made for gardening since they provide a better grip on the spoon). see less By D. Gutterud on June 18, 2014
Mine goes to 11, since I find it extremely useful as a scoop for both ice cream and creamed potatoes when having our parties for pixies, elves and the other woodland folk. By uktravailer on January 13, 2015
This teaspoon Changed my life, I was using a fork to measure out my tea :/ I’m Soo glad I just bought a Tea Spoon, though……– Sawedoffsob By Sawedoffsob on March 19, 2015
Will this spoon change my life? By Sean D. on August 28, 2015 this spoon introduced me to my wife. By JasonB. on May 9, 2015
Thanks to the rightful battle against plastic in our oceans this simple plastic cutlery has been labelled as “evil”. Something inoqueous as flimsy flatware made of melted down dinosours has become the enemy.
But even better is when that spoon becomes trash and people discard left to others to deal with. It’s not my problem they say. Let’s be very clear about something, people who litter are evil.
There’s a quote from comedianne Eddie Izzard — “They say that ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.’ Well I think the gun helps.”.
People are killing the planet. Plastic cutlery is helping.
A classic design for a spoon if there ever was one. Usually found in Chinese resturants made of ceramic or plastic. These are stainless steel though. They are about 5 inches long.
And boy oh boy do they every come in handy. This is true multi-use flatware. Yes it is the best cutlery for soups and rice when serving in those cute little bowls. But we find it really shines for the serving of amuse buche.