An infuser is a ball or basket that you put your tea leaves in while they brew. The point is easy removal of the leaves once you’re done brewing your tea. You don’t want your brewed tea leaves in the water too long because they will continue to brew and may turn your tea bitter.
You can use an infuser in a teapot or in a cup or mug. Simply put the leaves into the infuser, place it inside your pot or cup, pour hot water over, and let brew. When ready, lift out the infuser with the leaves and you’re left with clear tea. In general, the larger the infuser and the smaller the holes, the better your results. Tip: Make sure your infuser will fit into your pot. Measure the opening of your teapot and compare to the diameter of the infuser.
A strainer is used when you have placed loose tea leaves directly in your teapot to brew. When ready to pour, you place the strainer over your cup and pour the brewed tea through it to catch any leaves. They are usually made of silver, silver-plate, porcelain, or stainless steel.
Here I have brought to you some of the most innovative, cool, and attractive tea infusers and strainer, which will make you believe that even the smallest of the things has its importance and important in this world.
Tardis Tea Infuser
What better way to brew your tea than using this Tardis Tea Infuser? This English Police Box is the equipment that will set your mood on an early Monday morning. Built using brass and silver, the infuser is joined using tiny hidden rivets and hand patented.
Fruity Tea Infusers
Perfect for a casual tea break, these brightly colored tea infusers bring a taste of cheer to afternoon tea. Made from heat resistant silicone, each fruit pops open ready to be filled with your favorite tea. Then all you need is a cup of hot water to twirl it in. These affordable tea infusers are a great way to introduce friends and family to delicious fruit teas. Ideal for keeping in your desk at work or adding to a tea-themed Christmas basket these Fruity Tea Infusers.
Tovolo Tea Infuser
How many times have you gotten tired and regretted cleaning the stains of tea bags from the cups. I am sure many agree to it. But looking at this Tovolo Tea Infuser, you can only thank Tovolo. This stainless steel Tovolo Tea Infuser is dishwasher safe, durable, and easy to store.
The Tea Steeper
If you want to enjoy loose teas while on the move, the Tea Steeper may be perfect. While offering a large bowl for leaves to mix in, the Tea Steeper can also be collapsed and popped in your bag or desk drawer. Simply fill the compartment with your favorite loose teas and rest the outer ring of the Tea Steeper on the edge of your mug while it brews. Sturdy, robust and dishwasher-safe, the silicone Tea Steeper won’t rust or tarnish either! A modern alternative to the old chain and ball.
Seashell Tea Infuser
Are you planning a bridal shower or wedding by the beach? Or, having a “beach theme” event? Then check out this wonderful party gift for your guests. Something useful! This favor is a beautiful stainless steel shell shaped tea infuser. Each infuser comes with a stainless stell drip plate. A wonderful gift to give!
Chigra Tea Infuser
Making tea is practically an art form which includes firstly getting the proportion of your ingredients right and then mixing them together properly; the Chigra from relogik promises to get the latter part done correctly and with ease.
This new age tea infuser is cute to look at and tremendously eases the task of stirring the tea. To use it one has to first fill the holed container with all the ingredients needed and then cap it with the lid that is provided; then place the infuser into your cup of hot water and gently blow.
The unique shape of the lid causes the Chigra to spin allowing the rich ingredients to properly mix with the water thus facilitating the making of that perfect cup of tea. The Chigra being simple in design and easy to use makes brewing tea fun and I wouldn’t be surprised if kids used it more that their parents.
And with tea being now seen as a great way to keep in good health the Chigra tea infuser could be seen as a fun way of developing a good habit in the future generations.
Tea Infuser – An Artistic Expression
This abstract infuser is the work of silversmith Terri Gelenian-Wood. The piece comes from 1999 and is made of sterling silver. To me, this is a very Picassoesque take on tableware and the infuser is only one part of the unique collection. At the same time the design feels organic with its leaf-like shapes and smooth, curvy lines.
Duo Tea Infuser
Introducing the new generation of tea infusers, Mexican designer Emma Moreno has come up with an innovative infuser entitled the “Duo” that uses nanotechnology for heating, giving an entirely new meaning to the traditional way of making tea. The new infuser is simple to use, all you need to do is fill it up, turn it on and choose the heating level, and then put it into your cup where it heats up as soon as it gets in touch with hot water.
Leave it there for a few minutes, before enjoying the refreshing cup of tea. Featuring a touchscreen interface with on/off and heating button, the Duo attaches the tea tag at the bottom cap to keep all the pieces together, while the transparent cover ensures that you see the whole process.
Nerdy Tea Infuser
A large hole on the back covered by a grid that lets the water in and out while keeping the tea leaves inside.
Porcelain Tea Infuser
This Porcelain Tea Infuser is a three-piece gadget which will draw attention from all the ladies because of its sheer design. Once you have placed it in the teacup, you can make use of the chain and white knob to lower it in the cup to get a well-flavored tea.
Tea Matter Melodic Tea Strainer
- Decorative bird shaped tea strainer
- Inspired by landscape and cultural atmosphere
- Innovative design by Alan Chan
- Made of stainless steel
Starfish Tea Strainer
Starfish Tea Strainer by Nick Munro. Handame in the UK, this starfish shaped tea strainer features a finely polished stainless steel finish. Both functional and beautiful Nick Munro has used his usual exquisite detailing to create a uniquely charismatic article.
Alessi Te O Tea Strainer – Green
A giant in the world of contemporary product design, Alessi is a family run Italian business founded in 1921 that describes itself as a worldwide ambassador of Italian design. Alessi is famous for its playful design of affordable objects and appliances for the kitchen and the home created in colorful plastics and stainless steel.
RSVP Teastick Infuser by Gamila
Scoop it. Slide it. Steep it. The Gamila Teastick is as tasteful as your tea and the ultimate one-cup infuser for tea connoisseurs. The high-quality stainless steel infuser provides optimum flow for perfect steeping of whole, loose leaf tea. Simply slide.
Bodum Tastea Stainless Steel Tea Egg Infuser with Silicone Sleeve
The TASTEA Tea Egg allows you to combine the quality of fresh tea leaves with the ease of use of a teabag. Simple to use with one-handed operation means no more sacrificing convenience for flavor. The TASTEA Tea Egg is made from durable stainless steel construction and has a non-slip silicone grip. It can be used with any size cup or mug.
Tea Bee Infuser Stainless steel
This ingenious little gadget is as cute as it is useful. One easy squeeze to a perfect cup of tea. Gently squeeze the bee and flower petal together to scoop up loose tea, then release and steep for 3 minutes. This tea infuser is made of 18/8 stainless steel.
William Bounds Sili Tea Ball, Red
Brew loose leaf tea with less fuss and less mess using this three piece silicone tea ball infuser from William Bounds. The red silicone and stainless steel ball has a removable silicone cap for easy cleaning and filling.
It also comes with a silicone drip tray which can double as a spoon rest and has a stay-cool silicone teardrop grip so there is no messy chain. Simply place a small amount of your favorite tea into the stainless steel infuser and submerge into a cup or pot of hot water to brew your favorite infusion.
Arta Tea Infuser and Saucer
The arta Tea Infuser plus Saucer is a playful approach to steeping loose-leaf tea. Add new meaning to the term “tea party;” this set is entertaining and the perfect replacement for traditional bags and baskets. The arta Tea Infuser plus Saucer is impressive both in its novelty and functionality. Simply fill the micro-perforated stainless steel pod with tea and turn the ceramic saucer upside down, over a cup of tea. The branch keeps the pod fully submerged for thorough steeping, while the saucer traps heat, keeping the tea warm. Tea pod pops off of branch for filling and cleaning. Holds up to 2 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea. Top-rack dishwasher safe. Part of the Cafe collection by arta. At the root of coffee and tea is comfort. Comfort while waking up. Comfort while winding down. Comfort while catching up with an old friend. At any time of day, repose is best served over a steaming cup of tea. Designed to brew the perfect cup of comfort, the arta Cafe products are the ultimate combination of organic aesthetics and meticulous mechanics.
Red Transparent Tea Strainer Designed Like A Flower
After a long hot aromatic soak with its tea leaves, the bloom takes a tidy time-out on its own drip-catching foliage. A feast for all the senses.
- Tea Strainer fits in almost every cup
- After the soak with its tea leaves, the bloom takes a time-out
- Feast for the scences
- Product is 100-percent biodegradable as it is produced in Germany
- 5,31 inches long,5,31 inches wide,3,62 inches high, 2-year limited warranty
Trudeau Silicone Tea Infuser & Cup Lid Set
Tea enthusiasts and novice drinkers alike will enjoy this cheerful infuser set. Contents: 1 Silicone tea infuser with lid (Random Color). You may receive either Red, Yellow or Orange. Due to manufacturer packaging we are unable to guarantee the color you will receive.
Arta Tea Leaf Infuser
With a design inspired by flower pots, the unique Arta Tea Leaf Infuser is a stylish choice for brewing your favorite loose leaf tea, with its brown lid features a green plastic stem that looks like its growing out of ground.
To use, simply fill the micro-perforated stainless steel basket with loose-leaf tea, secure the stemmed lid, and place the whole infuser into a cup or pot of hot water to steep. When finished, pick the infuser up by the stem and place on a saucer–the easy-to-grasp stem keeps your hand free of hot tea.
It brews both full pots and single cups of loose leaf tea, and slots in lid refilter water and help prevent pooling. Top-rack dishwasher safe.
An inventive and beautiful tea infuser for brewing and serving tea.
Sharky Tea Infuser, make a killer cuppa tea
The Sharky Tea Infuser, designed in Argentina by Pablo Matteoda has a clever design that is both fun and useful. The floating tea infuser extracts tea leaves, herbs or fruit in water until completely saturated. During the waiting process, you can see the color of your tea create a beautiful effect which reminded us of the movie scenes where the ocean turned blood red. Very amusing in deed.
Tea Diver is a strainer with a texture of Silicone harmless to humans, LSR, usually used to make baby bottles, so it’s innocuous to humans. It is especially useful when people boil water or diverse tea at home. It can also be used diversely in addition to its original function as a strainer. Because of its cute pattern it also serves as a good decorative tool and when you pick it up and shake it, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Hot T Wand
The Hot-T Wand is a design by Minimal Inc. is a water heater, that heats the amount of water that you need. It turns on when you put it into the water and turns off when you take it out – completely magical! The heat sensor tells you when the water is done and most importantly this device is wireless, so you can prepare your tea anywhere, without risking electrocution. It also has a perforated heat cover for safe cooling down. In other words it’s a clean, minimalistic, beautiful little thing!
The T-Man Tea Strainer
T-Man tea strainer from designer Jeewon Jung looks pretty cool. Us Brits love a good cup of tea, and what could be a better way to make a nice cup of tea, than using one of these fun T-Man tea strainers, just pop him in a cup of boiling hot water, and watch as he stands there brewing your tea. I love the design, very cool, shame it is only a concept at the moment, let’s hope someone makes this then I can use it to make my morning cup of tea.
Bamboo Tea Infuser
This is what I term as having tea in its traditional sense. Add the ingredients to this wicker infuser, and dip it in the cup until you get the required color. Even if you are away from the tea gardens, this Bamboo Tea Infuser will make you feel as if you are enjoying a perfect cup of tea in the mountains.
T-Rex Tea Infuser
This fun little tea infuser will surely entertain even the most hardcore tea drinker. Shaped like a T-Rex Dinosaur he has holes for the tea to infuse through and a removable head to put the tea in through, there is also a handy ‘lead’ to stop him getting away with your tea! The T-Rex Tea infuser is placed in a cup or pot of hot or boiling water, allowing the tea to brew without loose tea leaves spilling into the pot or cup.