The mesh tea ball infuser is a fantastic little gadget that is used to infuse loose leaf tea into a cup of hot water. You will find this will fit into almost any mug with a few exceptions such as an espresso mug. If you decide to use this in a teapot, then you should know this can only fit roughly 2 tsp of tea.
If you want to see a quick video on how this thing works and what it looks like, then check out the video above. It’s very short but it will show you everything about this simple tea infuser.
Using the infuser
This infuser will take just minutes to prepare so you can have it in your mug infusing your favourite blend of tea in no time at all. I will just quickly go through the very few steps to preparing this.
- Firstly, open up the mesh tea ball infuser by unlocking the latch.
- Using a 1 tsp. measure, add 1 spoon worth of your favourite loose leaf tea into the ball.
- Now close the ball up making sure the lock is in place to stop it from opening up.
- Place the mesh tea infuser into a mug of boiling water.
- Allow the tea to brew in the water for the necessary time. Once the time is up simply pull the infuser up and out of the water. (Be careful as the metal might have gotten hot)
- Drink & Enjoy
Tea Infuser Quality
This infuser is made out of stainless steel and has a strong locking clasp to make sure the ball doesn’t open up whilst in the water. It is very lightweight but heavy enough to sink to the bottom of your mug.
You can clean this tea infuser by simply running it under water or by placing it in the dishwasher.
Like any of the smaller tea infusers you will probably find that any tea that increases in size won’t work as well in this infuser. This is because there will simply just not be enough room for the tea to expand.
Unlike most of the cool novelty tea infusers around you will find that this will work pretty well with smaller types of teas. This is because the mesh will stop almost any small bits of tea from leaking into your mug but also allowing it to infuse correctly.
Is a Mesh Tea Ball Infuser Worth the Money?
These are so cheap that you probably don’t have to worry about the cost of it. You can usually find these for less than $10 USD depending on where you’re looking. You will find these on sale at any good tea shop or you can also find it for sale online.
If you’re looking where to buy it online, then you can find it over at amazon. As I mentioned above you can also find these at pretty much any tea store or supermarket. They are one of the most popular ways of infusing your tea so it shouldn’t be too hard to find one.
If you own a mesh tea ball infuser and want to share your thoughts on it, then be sure to drop a comment below.