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Stainless Steel Tea Strainer with Anti Slip Handles - 0.5mm Micro Filter - Black

4.6 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews

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  • Optimal size micro filter works well with small leafy teas
  • Practical and easy to clean
  • Reliable and durable stainless steel strainer with anti-slip handles
  • Lid Can be used as a drip catcher
  • Fits into most mugs, cups and small teapots - 7.5cm diameter and 8cm height
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Product information

Colour: Black
Technical Details
Brand The Tea Makers of London
Model NumberTTMSTRB
ColourBlack
Item Weight100 g
Product Dimensions10.8 x 10 x 8.2 cm
MaterialStainless Steel
  
Additional Information
ASINB0070MHRQQ
Best Sellers Rank 85,593 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
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Date First Available22 Jan. 2012
  
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Product description

Colour:Black

This stylish stainless steel infuser comes with a micro filter and fits well into most of the cups, mugs and small teapots. Practical and easy to clean stainless steel strainer with anti-slip handles. Reliable and durable surface is shiny and smooth. Available in three colours. 7.5cm diameter and 8cm height.


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Colour: Black Verified Purchase
A tea strainer has to do two things well:

1) Let the hot water get at the tea.
2) Stop the tea getting out.

Sounds obvious, doesn't it? You would be amazed at the number of tea strainers that fail to do this. The commonest failing is to have enormous holes that let fine leaf tea into your cup, turning it into some sort of primitive brown snow globe.

This strainer does its job brilliantly. It has hundreds of tiny holes (a 0.5mm mesh) that keep the tea in the strainer but let the hot water percolate through. It's large, and holds plenty of tea with room to spare for it to gently swirl around as it infuses. The lid doubles as a stand to catch drips once you're done. It's also easy to clean; the flexible plastic handles can be removed during cleaning if needed.

If you have tiny tea cups or a gigantic mug, this may not be for you. The business end, the part that goes in the cup, is ~5.5 cm across at the top and ~7.5cm tall. The handles are 10cm from edge to edge across the top of the strainer. I use my strainer in a mug and it fits perfectly.

Coping with everything from an incredibly fine-leafed Assam to a chunky gunpowder tea, this strainer has never let me down. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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Colour: Green Verified Purchase
After much searching and trying out of tea infusers, I find this type the best, and this one is a bit bigger than most, giving the tea leaves loads of room to move while they are brewing. It's also an attractive-looking product.

Fits most mugs, only it is a bit too deep for quite small/shallow cups or mugs (e.g. in my extensive range of mugs I have one type which it is too big for). However, overall I'd say the bigger size is more of a plus than a minus, means it can be used in a teapot as well and I prefer slightly larger mugs anyway.

The holes are very small both on sides and bottom of infuser, which is important and where many infusers fall down.

Basically, buy it - it's great!
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Colour: Green Verified Purchase
An ideal gadget for those that don't ned to use a teapot every time. fits all my mugs, big and small. Too tall for regular teacups but you can get shorter ones - and if we are getting out the best china instead of a mug we will probably use a teapot anyway. Love the bright colours - we have a green and a pink. Dishwashes well and should last.
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Colour: Black Verified Purchase
This is nowhere near as good as other reviewers will have you believe. Also, I feel it is overpriced.

The silicone 'anti slip handles' and ring for the lid come off easily. Even more easily when the metal is hot (which is obviously going to happen whenever you make tea). The handles in particular are easy to lose in the washing up - probably even easier to lose in a dishwasher. When the handles come off, the metal underneath is uncomfortable to touch, and you can't avoid touching it when you lift the infuser out of the cup or pot. The metal is almost sharp (not enough to cut skin, but enough to feel unpleasant).

After washing this infuser a few times, the silicone parts come off even easier. I imagine most people will lose at least one part after very little time.

When the silicone ring for the lid is lost (or falls apart?), the lid is too hot to lift off unless the tea is nearly cold. You'd generally need to lift the lid off to put the infuser down next to the cup or pot without dribbling tea everywhere.

Of course, you could glue the silicone onto the handles and lid, but do you want glue re-heated every time you have tea, potentially flavouring or poisoning your tea?

On the plus side, it's otherwise well constructed, and the fine mesh allows for brewing of very fine tea. (Or even coffee grounds, unless it's Turkish style (very fine) coffee). This doesn't justify a £10 price tag, though.

MUCH better (and cheaper) is the IPOW Teapot Infuser. It has NO silicone parts, the lid does not get too hot remove even while the tea is piping hot, it has the same quality of fine mesh, and it's currently £3 cheaper (at £7). It's a much better design, with the only potential downside being that it has one handle instead of two.
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Colour: Green Verified Purchase
8cm deep, 10cm handle to handle (so you couldn't use it in a mug that was more than 10cm across for example)

This is an ideal alternative to using a tea ball for making loose leaf tea. The strainer is wide enough to fit a teaspoon in easily if you like to stir the leaf as you make the tea and the very fine holes ensure that even small leaves don't filter through into your cup.
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Colour: Black Verified Purchase
I'm surprised purchased this item on the strength of the reviews and I'm dissapointed, unwrapped and washed by hand on arrival the silicone parts fell of the lid and the strainer so had to then put them back on.

Due to the poor design this will happen every time it is washed as the silicone parts are not attached to the metal, do not put it in a dish washer you will have to go searching for the silicone parts and don't think they would survive very long in dishwasher as they are extremely thin.

It is a very shoddy piece of design the strainer is very fine which is good but the silicone parts are useless as they are not attached and are very thin. This is not a quality product and is not worth £10.95.
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