The Best “Novel-tea” Infusers (and Some Great Traditional Ones Too)
Now for the cute stuff: tea infusers! Like tea varieties, infusers seem to come in endless variations. There are, of course, the more traditional kinds, like the ever-practical (and super inexpensive) Mesh-Ball Tea Infuser, which has been used for ages, to great effect, to hold both loose-leaf teas and mulling spices.
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Another great, albeit traditional, option is the Oxo Brew Tea Infuser Basket. Much like the mesh-ball infuser, this loose-leaf tea holder is proven and, as a bonus, the large size of the basket allows the leaves to expand for maximum flavor extraction. Looking for something a little more memorable? Your buddy will love this adorable, and punny, Manatea Silicone Infuser — or this paws-atively adorable Fred Purr Cat Tea Infuser, because nothing says cozy like a cup of tea and a cat on your lap (or, you know, in your hands).