A sad thing is happening in my life. The cup-pour-ri loose tea infusers we use all the time are starting to fall apart. It’s not that they’re poorly manufactured; the one that’s breaking I’ve owned for almost 10 years and I use it all the time. The other one I bought 3 years ago on our honeymoon in Philly. Did it occur to me to look to see if they were still available when I was there this summer for HLS? Of course not.
Recently the amount of loose tea we’ve been purchasing and using has increased and I’m not sure what I’m going to do without my tea infusers. I purchased a package of tea filters, largely for my upcoming cookie swap, but I feel like they’re sort of wasteful and wouldn’t last us very long (like, a month or so).
I emailed the company that manufactured them and they responded with the item numbers of 2 different, but similar, items that are still available on Amazon, but I haven’t been able to find anything close. So I expanded my search even further.
Here are the current options in the running:
Tovolo Tea Infuser, $12.95 on Amazon
Jokari 229477 Total Tea Infuser, $11.14 on Amazon
Bodum Tastea Stainless Steel Tea Egg Infuser with Silicone Sleeve, $17.05 on Amazon
Rösle 95158 Tea Strainer, Fine Mesh, $18.95 on Amazon
Kitchen Supply Stainless Steel Mesh Tea Ball Infuser , $6.95 on Amazon
Suggestions? I need an infuser that’s mesh or has really fine holes because some of our loose tea is tiny.