Whether you are a tea bag squeezer or not, once your cup is brewed, you often need to put that tea bag somewhere before it gets tossed into the trash. Maybe you plan to use it again for a second cup which means you’ll need to keep that tea bag nearby.
Rather than just leaving the coaster on the table making a mess of your kitchen, there are many varieties of tea bag coasters on the market to choose from.
What A Tea Bag Caddy Is For
You use a tea bag coaster, also known as a tea bag caddy, when making a cup of tea. The idea behind these tea accessories is to keep the tabletop and/or tablecloth clean. Rather than just putting your teabag on the benchtop, making a mess of your kitchen, or using a clean dinner plate, you can use a small teabag coaster to hold your used teabag.
Here is a look at some of the best tea bag coasters on the market…
Gracie China Caddy Holder
This set contains four stunning teapot shaped tea bag holders which measure about 4-inches wide. They are made from fine porcelain and feature gold trim. Sized just right, these tea coaster accessories will hold not just a teabag. You can use them to hold a stirring spoon, strainer, tea ball, and even loose-leaf tea.
You can also use them for non-tea party activities such as individual butter holders, small serving dishes and much more. Note that these are not suitable for use in the microwave due to the gold trim.
Home X Teapot Shaped Teabag Holders
Molded into the shape of miniature teapots, this set of four features recesses that will contain runoff, keeping your benchtop clean.
Made from glossy white plastic which visually resembles quality ceramic, each of these teabag holders is easy to clean and all are stackable. Measuring just 4.25-inches in length by 3-inches wide, you will find these not only easy to use but easy to store when not in use.
HIC Harold C0 73 Leaf Shaped Tea Bag Coasters
Made from fine-quality porcelain, this leaf-shaped tea bag caddy will catch drips from tea bags, infusers, stirring implements, spoons and any other flatware. It also doubles as a server for sugar cubes, lemon wedges, mint leaves and more.
Durable and safe for use in the microwave, over, broiler and freezer. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and the surface won’t transfer odors.
Le Creuset Stoneware Tea Holder
This stoneware tea bag holder has a high quality enamel finish that protects it from marking from metals and other damage. It holds a tea bag securely and won’t absorb any moisture from the tea bag which makes this product durable and reusable.
It will look stunning on any table and these stoneware teabag coasters are available in many different colors to permit you to match your present décor.
MudWorks Pottery Coasters
This set of three different 3-inch trinket plates are handmade and perfect for holding tea bags or other kitchen items such as a serving of butter. They are in different colours and shapes – a star, a flower and a heart – and measure about 3-inches by 3-inches.
These are food and microwave safe. Also easy to clean as they are dishwasher safe as well.
Like many things to do with tea, there are so many different designs and options available that you are bound to find one that suits your style.
If you are in the market for tea accessories and you are a serious tea drinker, you must have at least one set of tea bag coasters in your home. They also make a great gift for that person who has everything.
Have you already got a teabag coaster? Which teabag coaster is your favorite?