Create the perfect brew with our tea infusers.
Tea infusers are essential in any tea lover’s pantry. A beautiful tea infuser is simply a must-have for those looking to brew loose-leaf tea in their favourite cup, mug, or teapot. Simply pop a tea infuser from The Tea Centre range into your cup or mug, place a scoop of your favourite loose leaf inside, and brew for the desired length of time to enjoy the perfect tea every time!
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The Tea Centre’s tea infusers
Our wide range of infusers will keep your tea leaves contained while they neatly steep in your cup or teapot.
At the Tea Centre, we understand that the ritual tied to your cup of tea is an important one, and we are conscious of providing the highest quality teawares to compliment that tea drinking experience. That is why we offer a variety of elegant yet functional pieces to compliment your tea-drinking habits and style.
Do you need a teapot infuser?
Some teapots will come with inbuilt basket infusers. However, basket infusers will sometimes have to be purchased separately (this is especially likely if you own or are purchasing an English-style teapot). When purchasing a basket infuser for your teapot, remember to measure the diameter of the opening and check whether the lid will be able to sit back on the teapot once an infuser is sitting inside. The Tea Centre’s basket infusers are currently only available to purchase separately in The Tea Centre physical stores.
Another alternative is an enclosed infuser. An enclosed infuser will come with a chain that can be attached to the handle of a teapot as it sits inside. These chains are fine enough that the teapot lid is usually able to sit on the pot unencumbered by the chain. The feature to consider when buying one of these infusers is the size—it will need to be big enough to hold however many teaspoons of tea leaves your teapot requires (keeping in mind also that your tea leaves will expand). Furthermore, remember the diameter of the opening to your teapot. This will ensure that the infuser you purchase is not too wide for your teapot at home.
Do you need cup or mug infusers?
Single-serve infusers for cups and mugs are incredibly varied. Some come with a handle or a chain, some float, and others are basket-like. As a result, some will be easier to rinse out, others are better suited to hold small tea leaves, and then there are infusers that you will prefer simply for their aesthetic appearance.
Serious tea drinkers may prefer the deeper, basket-like mug infusers—they allow tea leaves to expand fully and move around, are easy-to-clean, and some styles even come with a lid to keep your tea warm as it steeps. Overall though, when it comes down to it, all infusers will get the job done.
Are DIY teabags & tea socks the right infusers for you?
Teabags, filter bags, infuser bags, paper pouches...whatever you want to call them, these infusers are a great way of mimicking the convenience of a teabag without sacrificing quality loose leaf tea for dust or fannings. Once you’ve finished brewing your tea, these infusers can simple be disposed of or composted. Thus, you can avoid adding to your kitchen’s wash-up pile!
Our range of DIY teabags and tea socks are also biodegradable, making them an eco-friendly addition to any compost pile. The only thing to consider is how you prefer to seal your DIY teabag or tea sock before use. Some of our range is self-sealing while others will require a clip to remain closed.
Tea socks are a larger option more suited to teapots. They are also reusable as opposed to tea bags. Tea socks can be a great tool for cooking too, as many people like to use them for steeping various aromatics in broths and soups.
Buy tea infusers online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we have a gorgeous range of infusers that make every tea-drinking experience an absolute delight. Infusers are a tool necessary to every tea drinker's daily ritual as well as a practical addition to every person’s kitchen cupboard.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our infusers and their ability to create the perfect brew every time. You will notice that our infusers are intricately crafted, with stainless steel and silicone varieties available to purchase across our range.
To make the perfect cuppa every time, we'd recommend brewing one teaspoon of loose-leaf tea to every cup of tea. Our infusers are suitable for both large 6-cup teapots and iced tea pitchers.