What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

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  1. Thanks. You have a lot of choices. A search for tea infusers and looking at teaware on any tea provider’s site will show you some options. I’m not a fan of the tea balls or spoon shaped infusers because they trend to be too small for the tea to move around in the water.
    If you don’t want to go with a teapot, as suggested by Viola Yee , I’ll share some of my favorites …

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

    Disposable tea bags. Lots of manufacturers to choose from. The easiest solution, but requires you to continue to replace the bags.

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

    This kind of infuser sits across the top of your mug, the basket and tea in the water. When you’re finished, tap the used tea into the trash can and rinse it out.

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

    This, I bought from Teavana. I suspect you can find similar versions through most tea vendors. Spoon in your tea and add hot water. Once it’s finished steeping, you place it on top of your mug and the tea comes out the bottom. Again, just tap out the tea and rinse. This is what it looks like, in action:

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

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  2. I had a British friend who drank several cups of tea throughout the workday.
    He liked a specialty tea that was only available as loose leaves. He used a tea ball like this-

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

    You would still need to clean it, but a spare toothbrush should do the job nicely.

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  3. You ask: What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?
    I currently like these (“long-handled tea strainer”).

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

    Previously, I used these (‘ball tea strainer’):

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

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  4. If you are looking for a solution to make one cup at a time I would go with the large infuser that Steve Grey shared. That leaves more room than a tea bag. I think tea leaves steep better when they’re not compressed tightly together in a little bag.
    The over the gizmo that he shared looked pretty nifty as well.
    But if you’ve got the space you can also use a traditional teapot without an infuser.
    Pour hot water into the pot to warm it, then pour that out. Then add the tea leaves to the pot and pour the boiled* water over the tea leaves and cover the pot to let them steep. Then just take a small metal mesh strainer and place it over your cup, pour the tea from the pot into the strainer and you are all set.
    If you make more than one cup at a time you can put a tea cozy on the pot to keep it warm. (A tea cozy looks rather like a knitted hat.)
    Note: If you don’t have a tea pot you can do this with any large vessel. I’ve been known to use one of those large 4 cup measuring cups Since they don’t have lids I cover it with a plate.
    *choose your water temperature according to your tea. I use green tea so just a bit lower than boiling is best for that.

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  5. A tea basket or infuser is simple and easy to clean. You don’t have to actually clean it, just knock it on the counter to get most of the leaves out and then it’s good to go.
    There are teapots that come with ready-made baskets that fit inside.

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

    image source: #4 – ForLife Q Teapot With Basket Infuser

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

    Or you can get cheap after-market ones that fit in a pot or single cups. Chinatown shops tend to have a good selection of the latter.
    The spoons and balls compress the leaves so I don’t like the way they work, really. The basket lets the leaves float around freely.

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  6. I think the stainless steel infuser that sits in the cup just can’t be beaten.

    What are some alternatives to reusable tea bags?

    It gives leaves plenty of space to unfurl unlike some of the more gimmicky ones.
    If you’re going to drink herbal blends that don’t contain tea then you could definitely get away with the disposable bags but if you have large leaf tea then you will never get the full flavour from the leaf in a small infuser or tight bag.

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