There are quite a few reviews on this itembut someone needs to see a resource to make a standto allow the leaves to dry once used as i findit messy to rinse out and i’d go so far as to saysome kind of fan as the only reason it seems thatthe leaves stay in the infuser is because they are wetand wont dry very fast at all.
After a trip to china, i came back with lots of amazing teas and this infuser works really well with them. It doesn’t work for finer teas, such as turkish tea, but is otherwise excellent and fits well in cups. I would suggest pairing it with a saucer or teabag tidy for once you take it out of the cup.
What a great idea – an infuser / strainer that actually sits comfortably inside your cup and allows the tea leaves space to expand and release all that flavour. It is good quality, made of steel, very easy to use and (just as importantly) to clean afterwards, unlike some other so-called infusers i have tried before. Just remember that the rim of the infuser will get quite hot after sitting in just-boiled water thinking of getting another one for work – thoroughly recommended . Here are the specifications for the WMF gourmet tea strainer:
- height 4.5 cm, Ø 9.5 cm Cromargan polished stainless steel
- Very fine strainer- Ideal for those who like to brew tea in style without the worry of loose tea leaves
- Indestructible, dishwasher safe and rust-resistant
- WMF guarantee against manufacturing and material defect, ensuring a hardwearing and long lasting product
- Gift box
Big enough for every mug i own. Keeps more sediment out than any other tea strainer i’ve used (i’ve only used about 3 though). Washes up very easily (i do not have a dish washer and am very lazy). Seems very sturdy, one would find it difficult to break or damage.
Straight forward,easy to clean, been using the tea infuser for a few months still intact and no sign of rust.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Very durable and functional.
- Simple, effective and pleasant to look at
- COULD BE BETTER
Really nice gadget – very well made and works a treat. It makes making ‘real’ tea as quick and easy as a teabag – very easy to dispose of the tea leaves, not as fiddly to clean out as a teapot. I use it all the time and would recommend it to anyone who likes real tea but thinks they only have time for tea bags.
As the title says its quite expensive for what is essentially a stainless steel tea strainerbut. . It does what its meant to do extremely wellloose leaf tea is much nicer than tea bag tea and you only need a teaspoon of tea for each cup/mug so it last agesi`ve used various loose leaf teas including assam and none has leaked through as the holes are very very finea top quality product that is exceptionally well built and easy to cleanif you like your tea , and if you don`t what on earth is up with you ?. , then get this great tea strainer.
I dislike the writing on the rim, i would have prefered a more neutral look. I still use it because it does a wonderful job and i haven’t found a better option, but i dislike the looks of it.
It could do with being a bit taller to allow more surface area to meet the water in a mug. No problem with teas such as darjeeling, but the smaller bits of assam leak through.
I found this on my amazon order history and i have never reviewed it. I bought this ten years ago and use it almost every day- it’s still in perfect condition (albeit a little tea stained). Its easy enough to clean with a scouring pad and every so often i bleach it to make it new and shiny again- would definitely recommend.
So good i ordered another one to take into work.
I like the product because it does what i expected it to do – easy to use and clean.
Finally found one that doesn’t stain horrible and brews good tea. It’s a great product, if not slightly expensive (but the materials appear of the highest quality). Holes aren’t fine enough for yerbe, but works great for black tea leaves i had. A bit of a pain to clean but that goes for most of other similar products – i take the brewed leaves out after i brewed my tea so it doesn’t sit there and make the washing difficult later.
Very convenient strainer to use. Bought as gift having used one ourselves for several years.
Does it job and look stylish. Maybe a bit expensive but very good quality and worth the money. I’m about to order another one.
This is good quality & well made. Ideal for putting over the top of a mug & it fits all of my mugs. Washes well too, recommended.
I probably am going to sound like a tea anorak, but this is the best tea strainer i’ve ever owned. Capacity is large, heaps of room for loose tea. If you grip the edge and lift the infuser up and down, it moves the loose tea around for a fast cuppa. Easy to clean, give it a knock and a rinse. My cutlery is wmf stainless steel, so am hoping this lasts as long. My mum raved about it on her last visit, so i’ve just ordered her one as a surprise.
If you prefer loose tea but want not to bother with a pot every time this is ideal,clean up well in the dishwasher.
This is a very handy device for making tea and especially a quick coffee. Fits into all size cups and is easy to clean afterwards.
The best for loose tea in a mug i’ve found. Easy to clean , easy to use and it’s wmf quality.
I discovered some time ago that ‘real’ tea is the best to get a ‘true’ cuppa. I still use tea bags, but wherever possible use loose leaves. I had been using a tea pot but it can be hard to judge how much tea and water to put in, especially if like me you tend to make tea for one, and you end up using lots and lots of extra water to rinse it out. Others around me drink different tea blends. Allows much better tea and water measurement as you can make the tea in the cup or mug. I had read reviews about some small loose tea getting through. My thoughts:1) tap the sides/bottom of the infuser over the sink once your chosen tea has been added2) pour the water into the cup/mug and then place the tea-added infuser in3) lift partially out and back in as desired to encourage the tea to infuse to the desired strength4) avoid pouring the water through the infuser to brew, there is no need5) once removed from cup throw away leaves, rinse under running tap and dry, ready for next time6) it does make that noise others refer to, nice quirk7) you now have a brilliant cup of tea without all the usual hassles of a regular tea potyou may still have a few very small bits but negligible. Seriously, if you are looking at tea infusers you should consider this one. I know it is not the cheapest around, but in my opinion it is very tactile and well worth that extra few pounds. Actually, i am off for a mug of tea now.