on 24 February 2014
I bought both the SG tea and coffee infusers expecting to love the coffee one. I returned the coffee one but kept the tea one.
I have tried a few tea infusers over the decades, none of which were good. This one is simply superb. I use it with (shock, horror) a mug. I find 5g of loose tea yields two or three mugs. (I'm using FT organic first flush Darjeeling from a small tea company based in Bristol with which I have only a customer connection.)
The reason the mug works so well is that, after the first infusion, I place the infuser in a ramekin until the next infusion. Since it almost fully drains there is no bitterness (and this is where the gold-plating comes into its own) associated with re-infusing.
Importantly, the plastic body within which the three gold-plated sections are enclosed, neither results in a plasticky nor metal taste.
on 11 March 2014
Bought one of these in a retail shop a long time ago.
Finally found a seller on Amazon, and bought 3 more.
Tea leaves don't "escape" from the infuser, but the flow of water allows quick infusion.
Fits great in a tea pot, but probably too big for a mug.