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.
Use this tea infuser in any teacup to brew your loose tea. The micro perforated stainless steel basket is large enough for large leaf teas like green tea and fine enough to hold the finest tea leaves like Rooibos. The large basket allows the hot water to thoroughly infuse the tea leaves. The micro perforated holes keeps the tea in and brews the clearest cup of tea even for chais.
With the long handle, simply hang the tea infuser inside your cup, add your loose leaf tea and steep. After steeping, rest the tea infuser on the ceramic dish to keep things tidy. No drips, how neat!
This is a great replacement to a tea strainer, tea ball, tea ball spoon or pincer spoon. Some tools have outlived their usefullness and these are old technoligy. Ease and convenience is the way to go. This infuse eliminates the accidental leaf spill when the tea ball clasp releases or the pincer opens up. Because this infuser basket is larger and has many super-fine holes, the tea leaves get better hot water circulation than a cramped tea ball or pincer spoon provides. This makes a better cup of tea.
With this infuser you also eliminate the need to use a tea pot to make tea.
The stainless steel tea infuser costs a few dollars more but the difference is well worth it. Stop wasting money by not getting the full flavors from your premium tea by using an inferior tea ball or pincer spoon. Be smart and save money. Step up to a better infuser. Order yours today.
This infuser fits the widest of cups. Its best for medium size cups (up to 12 ounces). For larger cups (12 ounces plus) we suggest this infuser with a deeper wider basket.
Features a lead free ceramic finish on the holding dish.
Made of high quality stainless steel. Dishwasher safe.
Being new to loose leaf teas I was looking for a simple to use infuser. This is a great and easy to use one!!
The infuser does its job very well and it's nice that the drip saucer came with it. Thanks so much for educating me and really knowing your teas!! I'll be in the store soon to ask a few questions and to show you a large tea pot that I actually forgot I had, and will need an infuser to go into that. Thanks, again! See you soon, Keri
I was using bags to brew my tea and decided to try this infuser. A lot easier and brews a better tea.
Bought this since I was sick of having tea residue in the last few sips of each cup when using a tea ball. The holes in this are fine enough that almost no tea dust gets through. It's also much easier and quicker to use than opening the ball, scooping the tea in carefully so as to not spill any, then closing it up without spilling any more. I will be buying another one of these for work.
Long Handle Infuser