I actually use the infusor ball for whole spices when making curry. I hate it when eating a curry, you bite into a cardamom pod, or a piece of cinnamon bark – ugh. To avoid this i put my pods, bark, cloves etc in the infusor ball – perfect.
Not sure what happened to the 10cm chain, now too late to do anything.
I use it in a large work mug. Only one small problem finer tea eg farrers lakeland blend ‘escapes’ in to mug. Tea leaves don’t worry me but they may some. Here are the specifications for the Dexam Tea Infuser ball:
- Tea infuser ball, 6.5cm diameter
- The best, no-mess way to make loose leaf infusions and teas
- Simply place your flavouring in the fine mesh basket and clip to close
- Also makes a handy bouquet garni casing
- 10cm long chain with narrow hook at the end that you can hook over the side of a mug, teapot or pan
Brilliant, makes a nice cupper.
Again bought for my daughter. Saves the bother of making a pot of tea for the only person in the house who drinks it. Just put the tea in the ball and the ball in the cup and pour boiling water.
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Great little gadget which saves me a lot of time whenever i am making a teai do prefer this little infuser rather than some big tea pots, because it gives me hot and fresh cup of tea in few seconds. The product is well made and easy to usethank you.
I had to google tea thingy to get this item on amazon. I’m quite happy with my purchase even though i use it for many things other than tea.
This is a fine tea infuser ball, and i have tried many.
I can use it even with very small sizes tea leaves , it gets dark after 2 weeks of use and gets clear by using whitenersit is very handy in my home.
The tea ball works well and if you take it out of the pot when the tea is brewed your second cup will not have the ‘stewed’ taste. Won’t be going back to tea-bags.
The product has a fine mesh, ensuring that none of the leaves leave the ball, but it still infuses really well. The sealing mechanism works well, though the hinge does feel a little flimsy. Given the size, you may find that you need to top up your pot/cup with water after removing the ball as it does displace some water. You may find that the ball does attract some stains from the tea – i have found that a soak in water alleviates some staining, and otherwise a bit of washing-up liquid and a cloth removes it too.
This infuser makes lovely tea – along with the tea you put in it obviously. We use lady grey tea and it makes a perfect cup of tea. It’s also easy to clean as it unhooks and opens fully.
Excellent product which arrived very quickly.
I bought another tea infuser that has larger holes and it let a lot of leaves slip into the pot. But this mesh design works perfectly. It keeps all the leaves inside. Something to be aware of is that tea infuser balls do not fit in every teapot. I bought a teapot a long time ago that had a small opening and this size infuser ball couldn’t fit inside. However, this time i bought a beautiful teapot made by london pottery and it has a large opening which fits this ball perfectly. Here is a link to dexam london pottery 6 cup globe teapot red.
5* review but amazon won’t let you post it unless you write war and peace.
Very flimsy, feels like it’s going to break.
Used on webber dcoe carburetters as filters. Splitting the ball in two and using a rubber seal [section of inner tube these will fit onto the carb trumpets. If you buy the manufacturer versions they sell are £23 per pair. So these are a better and cheaper alternative. They will work for tea as well. ]
Slightly flimsy so will require careful handling and cleaning. I doubt the lock will last very long.
Used almost daily infusing my variety of tea’s.
Excellent service but perforations could do with being a little finer.