What kind of tea do you put in an infuser? Tea ball, spoon or silicone infusers are usually big enough for one or two teaspoons of tea leaves. They are suitable for larger broken black tea leaves, many green teas, many herbal teas and fruity teas. Use them to steep a single cup of tea. Always close them carefully.
Can you put tea bags in an infuser? Yes, you can place the teabags directly in the kettle or in the provided infuser.
How much tea do I use for infuser? Ideally, you need only 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons of tea (3 grams) for every 8 ounces of water. The longer you brew a cup, the more tannins and polyphenols are released into the cup, resulting in a more calming brew. But it also means a more bitter flavor. Whether you like that depends on your personal tastes.
Is a tea strainer the same as an infuser? Tea strainers are used to prevent the loose tea leaves from getting into your teacup after the tea has been brewed. 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.