This very large tea infuser is great for making large amounts of Iced Tea, mulled wine, mulled cider, soup and broth. Its also great for making kombucha teas.
The infuser and chain is constructed of food grade (304 18/8) stainless steel. The capsule is very rigid unlike mesh balls and will not rust. The lid screws on securely and the 8.5 inch long chain will allow for a deep immersion into your iced tea jug of deep cooking pot. The holes are very tiny to keep your tea and spices inside to keep your tea or broth clear.
The chain and hook allows you to hang the infuser capsule on the side of the your jug or cooking pot. Because the capsule is large, water circulates better than cramped cotton sacks or small tea balls. Improved water circulation will extract the full flavors of your tea or herbs. Using the chain, the capsule is easy to remove so you can be precise with your steeping time.
If you are a Kombucha brewer this is a must have. The large capsule can make just under a gallon of tea with precision and with little tea residue.
"D 3.0" x H 3.15"
Made in China.
We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $5.39 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 12 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other countries. We can quote you shipping.
1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.