Last month, my buddy Lisa and I had a delightful lunch at Essencha, a local yet posh tea house. I will share more about Essencha later, because today’s post is about tea accessories.
After lunch, Lisa and I browsed around the tea house hoping to find a treasure or two to take home. There is one item in particular that I have been in need of… an infuser. Why? So I could rid myself of the dreaded tea ball – which while handy is somewhat cumbersome. Nevertheless, I was quite excited to find a universal stainless steel silicone infuser by HuesNBrews with a black lid and handle, sitting on a shelf just waiting for me to purchase. The purchase price was $15.00.
Ever since I brought my new tea infuser home and used it for the first time I have been in love. First, the infuser fits easily into practically every tea cup and mug in my home. The lid makes a perfect resting place for the infuser after removal from your cup. The handle fosters easy transfer of the infuser from tea cup or mug to resting – the black rubber-like covering doesn’t conduct heat and prevents the infuser from burning your fingertips. Even the smallest tea leaves, like rooibos remain trapped inside the HuesNBrews Tea Infuser – it’s holes are extremely small, yet plentiful.
Additionally, I found that after use, the infuser is easy to clean with mild soap and water.
It has been officially one month since purchase and even though I use the HuesNBrews Tea Infuser multiple times a day on a daily basis, I have yet to see even one spot of rust. This is pretty impressive considering I have several rusted tea balls.
If you are looking for a new tea infuser, I highly recommend the HuesNBrews Tea Infuser.Unfortunately, after visiting the HuesNBrews website I found the infuser can only be purchased for wholesale. Therefore, you will have to find a retail store that carries HuesNBrews products, like Essencha if you live in the Cincinnati area or online. While surfing the net, I found the HuesNBrews Tea Infuser on eBay for $9.99, Pearl Fine Teas for $12.50, and AlwaysBrilliant.com for $13.99.
Until we chat again… Happy Tea Drinking!