What is the difference between a tea infuser and a tea strainer? Tea infusers are used to hold the loose tea leaves while the tea steeps. As you pour, tea strainers catch all the loose tea leaves and prevent them from getting into your teacup or teapot. Tea infusers let you steep the loose tea leaves in a teacup or teapot, allowing them to naturally infuse into the water.
How do you make a homemade tea infuser?
- Cut a piece of tin foil about one foot square.
- Fold it twice (to one-quarter the original size).
- Pour your tea leaves into the center of the tin foil.
- Bring the corners of the tin foil together above the leaves, then twist and fold them.
What material is best for tea infuser? Tea infusers are typically made of mesh or perforated metal materials. They are most commonly made with stainless steel or silicone since these materials are heat resistant. Most tea infusers are shaped like balls with a small metal chain to allow for easy removal from hot cups.
Are tea infusers necessary? Making tea isn’t as complicated as it sounds, but there’s one important tool that you’ll need: a tea steeper (or infuser). Different types of teas require different steeping temperatures and times.