How To Pick The Perfect Tea Infuser

Loose leaf tea is far better than tea bags when it comes to quality. But for beginner loose leaf tea drinkers, things can get messy without a proper tea infuser. If you want to brew tea properly, you are going to need the right equipment. Picking the best tea infuser sounds simple, but it's actually quite complicated, as today steaping comes in various methods and tools. There are lots of different kinds of tea infusers, including brewing baskets, mesh metal balls, silicon infusers, as well as travel mugs and teapots with infusers built in.

Brewing Basket

This is the most common method for steaping in a mug. It has a spacious fine mesh basket design that gives the tea enough room to properly infuse.

Ball Tea Infusers

The mesh is good at keeping out fine tea particles, but mesh tea balls are typically too small to properly infuse your tea. They have a ball and chain type of design, but the more space you give your tea leaves to move around inside the infuser, the better.

Silicon Tea Infusers

Silicon tea infusers are similar to mesh balls, but vary in design and sizes. Smaller silicon infusers aren't great for getting the most flavor out of your tea. Some drinkers complain about silicon leaving a taste to the tea.

Travel Mugs & Tumblers with Infusers

Travel mugs with infusers are great for tea lovers on the go. Many come in glass, and are pretty durable and some even come with fabric cases.

Teapots with Infusers

If you typically drink a pot of tea or want to share with others, you'll want a teapot with an infuser built in. There are lots of teapots in all kinds of materials from glass and ceramic, to clay and cast iron.

If you are looking for infusers or built in infusers, explore our website at We have everything from folding infusers, mesh infusers, and various built in strainers for teapots, mugs, tumblers and kettles. You can’t make a good cup of tea without a good infuser!

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