WMF gourmet tea strainer – This infuser is the biz

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.

Comments

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & Attractive WMF Tea Infuser

    This review is from : WMF gourmet tea strainer, height 4.5 cm, Ø 9.5 cm Cromargan polished stainless steel

    The wmf tea infuser produces a very good cup of tea, & lets hardly any tea leaves through. Even with use in a dishwasher, which cleans it back to new, it has survived very well for a couple of years – no dents to the very strong mesh or scratches on the top. It looks smart enough to have on the table in front of guests.
  2. Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase

    This review is from : WMF gourmet tea strainer, height 4.5 cm, Ø 9.5 cm Cromargan polished stainless steel

    The wmf tea infuser produces a very good cup of tea, & lets hardly any tea leaves through. Even with use in a dishwasher, which cleans it back to new, it has survived very well for a couple of years – no dents to the very strong mesh or scratches on the top. It looks smart enough to have on the table in front of guests.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Best tea infuser available!
      This is the best tea infuser around and will fit various sizes of cup and mug. Its large enough for your tea to properly infuse and simple to clean and empty. I find other styles either too shallow or too compact and don’t allow enough space for the tea to infuse and can also be fiddly to clean and use.
  3. Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase

    This review is from : WMF gourmet tea strainer, height 4.5 cm, Ø 9.5 cm Cromargan polished stainless steel

    This is the best tea infuser around and will fit various sizes of cup and mug. Its large enough for your tea to properly infuse and simple to clean and empty. I find other styles either too shallow or too compact and don’t allow enough space for the tea to infuse and can also be fiddly to clean and use.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Buy if you like tea!
      I had to spend a voucher and couldn’t find anything (i’m not really a stuff person). For those who enjoy drinking tea made from leaves this will enable and enrich the process. It’s durable, easy to clean and the perforations are small which makes better tea than regular strainers imho.
      1. Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
        I had to spend a voucher and couldn’t find anything (i’m not really a stuff person). For those who enjoy drinking tea made from leaves this will enable and enrich the process. It’s durable, easy to clean and the perforations are small which makes better tea than regular strainers imho.
  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good
    Been using it for the past 2 weeks and no rust signs. Am please with this purchase and i hope this will last me long.
    1. Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
      Been using it for the past 2 weeks and no rust signs. Am please with this purchase and i hope this will last me long.
  5. Anonymous

    This review is from : WMF gourmet tea strainer, height 4.5 cm, Ø 9.5 cm Cromargan polished stainless steel

    I enjoy loose tea and these tea infusers are perfect for my needs. Firstly the size of the infuser is great, with the part that takes the loose tea having a 5. This means that for larger leaf teas, or those such as the peppermint i drink requiring three teaspoonfuls, still have plenty of room to infuse and loose tea is spilling out anywhere. They are stainless steel and after two years use, with a little buffing, they do look good as new. The holes in this infuser are small enough to allow it to take even the finest loose teas, even my favourite loose tea which is very fine (exquisite loose leaf bombay chai black tea 130g (brews 50 cups)). I find them very easy to clean, after use i put them in the half sink or on my drainer to let the remaining water run away. Then put the dry(ish) leaves in the bin, and wash the infuser by hand, which usually only takes 30 seconds or so, so it’s a relatively pain free process which means i regularly enjoy loose tea. The only criticism that one could have of this infuser is that the design means it will only work with `conventional sized’ cups, i.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Nice and straight forward for loose tea. Note will only work with `conventional' sized cups
      I enjoy loose tea and these tea infusers are perfect for my needs. Firstly the size of the infuser is great, with the part that takes the loose tea having a 5. This means that for larger leaf teas, or those such as the peppermint i drink requiring three teaspoonfuls, still have plenty of room to infuse and loose tea is spilling out anywhere. They are stainless steel and after two years use, with a little buffing, they do look good as new. The holes in this infuser are small enough to allow it to take even the finest loose teas, even my favourite loose tea which is very fine (exquisite loose leaf bombay chai black tea 130g (brews 50 cups)). I find them very easy to clean, after use i put them in the half sink or on my drainer to let the remaining water run away. Then put the dry(ish) leaves in the bin, and wash the infuser by hand, which usually only takes 30 seconds or so, so it’s a relatively pain free process which means i regularly enjoy loose tea. The only criticism that one could have of this infuser is that the design means it will only work with `conventional sized’ cups, i.
  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars Really handy if you like drinking loose tea

    This review is from : WMF gourmet tea strainer, height 4.5 cm, Ø 9.5 cm Cromargan polished stainless steel

    Since i bought this i’ve drunk loads of fantastic loose tea because it works like a dream when you use it in a mug.
    1. Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
      Since i bought this i’ve drunk loads of fantastic loose tea because it works like a dream when you use it in a mug.
  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars Easy

    This review is from : WMF gourmet tea strainer, height 4.5 cm, Ø 9.5 cm Cromargan polished stainless steel

    A drip stand would be useful though i just put mine straight into the sink after emptying.
    1. Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
      A drip stand would be useful though i just put mine straight into the sink after emptying.
  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable

    This review is from : WMF gourmet tea strainer, height 4.5 cm, Ø 9.5 cm Cromargan polished stainless steel

    I use this all the time, mostly in teapots, but also in mugs. It’s brilliant, because you can take the leaves out when the tea’s brewed and avoid ‘stewing’. The only thing is that for some fine leafed tea you also need to use a fine mesh strainer when pouring from teapot to cup for aesthetic purposes. Very sturdy, non rusting, should last a lifetime.

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