Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Tea Infuser

A good pot of fresh tea is worth the little bit of extra time and effort involved in preparing it.

Cup of tea with biscuits.
With the right infuser, you can make the perfect cup of tea to compliment any snack.Reyhaneh Mehrnejad

While many people drink tea because they enjoy the taste, tea is also a healthy drink. Not only does it contain antioxidants and has less caffeine than coffee, it also provides needed hydration to those who don’t like drinking plain water. Making a good cup, pot or pitcher of tea is easier than ever before. Here are three things to think about when shopping for a tea maker.

House Again 2 Pack Tea Ball Infuser & Cooking Infuser, Extra Fine Mesh Tea Infuser Threaded Connection 18/8 Stainless Steel with Extended Chain Hook to Brew Loose Leaf Tea, Spices & Seasonings
This model easily opens and closes without spilling its contents.HOUSE AGAIN

The easiest way to make fresh tea by the cup is with an infuser. A good infuser will have a locking mechanism that guarantees it doesn’t pop open when you’re making your first cup of Earl Grey in the morning. Threaded, stainless-steel lids with extra-fine mesh and solid chains and hooks make that problem a thing of the past.

Hiware 1000ml Glass Teapot with Removable Infuser, Stovetop Safe Tea Kettle, Blooming and Loose Leaf Tea Maker Set
This model is completely handcrafted.HIWARE

Teapots are designed to keep tea leaves in hot water for brewing and steeping for an extended time, and you have the option of either a plug-in model or one heated on a stove burner. A plug-in pot is best if you want to brew tea somewhere other than the kitchen, whereas a stove-type kettle can boil water for other uses besides making hot beverages. Whichever you prefer, make sure it has the capacity to make as much tea as you want to make each day. A teapot that is dishwasher safe also makes cleanup a lot easier.

Takeya Iced Tea Maker with Patented Flash Chill Technology Made in USA, 2 Quart, Blueberry
This model can produce a cold drink in 30 seconds.Takeya

If you prefer your tea chilled, iced tea makers come in both manual and electric models, and in a wide variety of sizes for individuals or large families. Features that will make your tea-making endeavors more successful include quick brewing times, easy disassembly for cleaning, programmable settings, and an easy-to-read LCD screen. Some modern iced-tea makers can have you drinking a glass of iced tea in less than a minute, start to finish.