I bought this infuser after my previous one decided it wouldn’t close properly once it was filled with tea. It works extremely well at filtering out bits of loose leaf tea from my tea mug. I also like the fact that it’s dishwasher safe. Unfortunately, the reason i’ve only given it four stars and not five is because the description claimed it would fit a small teapot, yet the opening is much too big for mine. I’ve sort of solved the problem by using the aforementioned previous infuser in my teapot and using this new one as a filter when i pour the tea into my mug. Nevertheless, it would be nice to be able to actually put the infuser directly in my teapot without any fiddly workarounds.
Use this for my morning rooibos loose leaf. Love how you can put the infuser in the upturned lid once you’re done.
Leaves (no pun intended) no leaves.
Key specs for Tea infuser/ strainer with stainless steel mesh:
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- BPA free, heat resistant plastic frame with very fine, taste free, long lasting stainless-steel mesh.
- Will fit any mugs and cups with internal width between 2 and 3.5 inches; Reverse the lid and sit the infuser.
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- Made in Europe. Suitable for dishwasher.
Comments from buyers
“Perfect for those who like proper tea
, As good as a tea bag
Honestly i have nothing bad to say. The product is exactly what i was looking for. I’ve had it for over 2 months now and it’s still in great shapeit doesn’t let a single leaf through, unlike my other strainers. I’ll never buy another strainer again.
Bought this for my teapot as its longer than my other infusers and would reach down properly into the pot. Works every time with great results. Will probably get another to take to work and another for a friend. The other nice thing about this is it doesn’t stain with the tea and keeps its shape. I particularly like the lid that comes with it as it keeps everything neat and clean. All in all a very good item that any tea drinker ought to have.
It has a very fine mesh and brews a lovely clear cup of tea.
I use this with coffee rather than tea, and it’s perfect for making a single cup of filter coffee.
This gizmo is just the right size for placing in a mug or largish cup. The mesh is stainless steel and fine enough to filter the tea grade normally put inside ordinary tea bags. Oh, just in case you were wondering, the whole thing is dishwasher safe. Delivered in hyper quick time as well.
This is my first time with loose leaf tea so i haven’t used any other infusers before but i wouldn’t bother with a different brand after using this one. It infuses the tea perfectly, nothing escapes through the super-fine mesh and you can pop the infuser on top of the lid to drain, ready for your next infusion (i’m currently on my second one now). Also, the lovely folks at leaf stashed a cute little peppermint tea sampler in my order, how nice is that?.
After using various strainers like the stainelss steel ball and the on-the-edge variety in places like ikea, all of which leave too many floaters for my liking, this strainer leaves a very tiny amount of sediment, like which you can get with many teabags. I bought one for the office and one for the home. My only slight niggle is with the free tea they provide, i don’t think it’s worth £1. 80, it’s such a small pouch of tea. And i only got one pouch when i orderd two filters, a bit miserly from the seller there. But this doesn’t affect the strainer which is excellent.
Bought to use with fine spices and prevent ‘bits’ from being in my drinks. Works a treat and the sachet if chai tea received with it is fab.
Great tea infuser, very good design.
Awesome quality loose tea infuser.
This has been excellent, it really works well, i would not hesitate to recommend it.
My partner is very pleased with it. He uses it to make single cups of coffee as its easier to wash up and smaller to carry than a one-cup cafetire. I have no idea what it is like for tea as we don’t drink tea.
No unwanted bits escape into the tea. Good quality, good value and easy to clean. Really pleased with this purchase.
Excellent way of brewing a proper cup of tea without fussing with tea pots. We’ve used these infusers for years after buying ‘chatsford’ bone china mugs. We live in a very hard water area so the infusers do clog up after a year or so, but hey ho, that’s limescale for you. Much better than tea bags that taste more of bag than tea.
Perfect for single cups of filter coffee in the morning.
Simple yet very effective holds all the leaves although if i am being picky if you have any tiny bits of tea leaf they can get through into cup (but i only wrote this because i had to write at least twenty words for the review)it really is not an issue and is easy to clean again fast delivery highly recommended.
I fully agree with meditators review. Not sure how but i only discovered this type of product in a cafe in spain over christmas. Had a look in shops over there but couldn’t find quite the right thing so waited until i came home and bought this on amazon. Does the job with no fuss, has survived the dishwasher without any sign of wear and tear yet and would be a gadget i would definitely replace if i ever lost this one or when it does eventually give up.
Works perfectly with ground coffee for making 1 cup. Easier to clean than a cafetiere. Really pleased would recommend.
If you’re using leaves and any other type of strainer isn’t providing the result you want, great use this. This somehow manages to flatten the flavour. Tea loses its flavour after using this, i’ve tried it with two or three types, the same effect with each, it’s still hot and wet, but the taste has almost ceased to exist.
I agree there are no little bits of tea which seep through the device and into the water.