Long Handle Stainless Steel Infuser Basket - Loose Tea - Good Life Tea
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Long Handle Infuser

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  • 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.  It 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.

    Made in China. 

  • FREE SHIPPING:
    USA - For orders above $35
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $2.79.

    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 $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    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.

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