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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.