I got a new tea thermos, one made by Thermos, ha ha. It's the 12-oz Nissan with two lids, one for brewing tea and one for drinking. I like it! (Let me also say that I love this Livestrong thermos, too.)
The way the tea brewing works in the Nissan is like this:
1 - Preheat thermos.
2 - Add fresh hot water to the fill line.
3 - Add desired amount of tea to the infuser basket and screw in.
4 - Screw on the top lid.
5 - Turn upside down and brew. (Yep, upside down!)
6 - When done, turn right side up, remove infuser basket and screw in drinking lid. Add top lid, and off you go.
Here's a close-up of the infuser basket with a couple of tea leaves stuck inside. ;-) I'm quite pleased with the thermos. I like that it's only 12 ounces - it fits well inside my backpack. The top lid also keeps things dry, so I don't have to worry about liquid leaks.
Unrelated, other than it's new...my new scarf. I made it from this tutorial, and I really love it!
Wear it doubled up like this...
Or long like this.
I also made a purple/grey one out of lighter-weight knit fabric. It's amazing how the weight of the fabric makes such a difference! It's a very different scarf, but I love it too.
The first one takes a few minutes to figure out, the braiding and the tubular sewing of the seams. The tutorial writer does a great job of walking you through the steps, even including a video. After the first one, these become super-easy to make! I can think of many variations and fun ways to try it out.