We often get asked 'what's the difference between a strainer and an infuser'? The simple answer is - a strainer is like a sieve, you use it to strain or filter out the tea leaves whilst allowing the liquid to flow through to your cup, leaving you with a lovely cup of tea with no chunky bits to strain through your teeth. Whereas, an infuser is designed to hold your tea leaves in, without them escaping, and then be immersed in water to steep or brew for your desired length of time (like using a teabag), which varies depending on the type of tea you're drinking. Is one better than the other? Well that's up to you and how you like to brew your tea. The advantage of an infuser over using a strainer is it allows you to remove the tea leaves from the water at your convenience. This stops the tea from brewing further, as tea generally becomes more bitter the longer you steep it for. However, it's important to remember that your infuser needs to be big enough to allow your tea leaves to expand, as they inevitably do when the hot water is poured over them, as this will produce a better cup of tea.
A very simple way of making your own tea bags using loose leaf tea
Stainless steel tea ball infuser. Available in two sizes
Spoon shaped stainless steel infuser. Squeeze handle to open
18/8 stainless steel teapot infusers. Available in two different sizes
5cm stainless steel mesh infuser with your choice of novelty weight on the end
Sturdy chrome tea ball, egg shaped infuser
Cone shaped good quality stainless steel infuser
Sits over the top of your cup. Lift off, infuser swivels & drips are caught by the attached tray
This stainless steel strainer fits neatly into the spout of your teapot, giving you leaf free tea
Fancy Handled 18/8 stainless steel strainer with drip bowl included
For all those boaties out there! Made of BPA FREE plastic & s/steel infuser
Excellent quality lasting very fine mesh filter suitable for mug/cup or pot
4.5 cm stainless steel mesh tea infuser with teapot charm on the end.
Long Handled 18/8 stainless steel strainer with drip bowl included
5cm stainless steel mesh ball clip infuser. Squeeze handle to open
Plain stainless steel strainer with drip bowl included
Handy for work or travel. Storage & infuser included.
100% Cotton tea socks - can be used in cups, mugs or pots. Available in 3 sizes
Simply pull back the sleeve, scoop your tea, close the sleeve and you're ready to go.
These beautiful ceramic dolls come with an integrated stainless steel strainer.
Stainless steel teapot shaped tea infuser with a drip tray included
Stainless Steel mug infuser with teapot shape top. Drip bowl included
Good quality stainless steel teapot shaped tea strainer with drip bowl included
Portable tea storage and tea infuser - all in one!