Loose tea leaf is the way to go if you're serious about tea. If you are a tea aficionado, or if you have friends who love to brew infusions, here are our best tea infusers that will put a pep in your home. The perfect little gift to come with when visiting.
Why go for loose tea leaf? The leaves in most tea bags are actually the ‘dust and fannings’ from broken tea leaves. Basically, the leftovers of loose tea leaf or whole tea leaf. Apart from the fact that that means you're getting inferior quality, tea dust or finely broken tea leaves of the kind used in tea bags would have lost most of their essential oils and aroma. Furthermore, when steeped, tea dust would release more tannins than loose leaf tea or whole leaf tea, which makes the taste more bitter or astringent ("siap").
Finally, tea bags are mass manufactured, and so would be sitting in warehouses for a long time before they even reach your kitchen. There is no beating loose tea leaf in terms of "freshness".
Simple Lab Experience combines a minimalist glassware design with clever engineering to give double-walled insulation. Its infusers resemble laboratory equipment, which combined with its grey silicone and wooden elements, make its products sit very nicely in a Scandi or minimalist environment.Read more about Simple Lab Experience in this blog article.
OMMO adds modern and contemporary art and design into your cuppa. With trendy colours and geometric shapes reminiscent of contemporary art installations, your guests will ooh and ah as they sip their oolong.
If you like OMMO's clean and stylish look, check out this article for more kitchenware that is as functional as it is pretty
If you're a fan of pop-art, or you just love vibrant colours and quirky things, get a load of OTOTO tea infusers. Made with food safe silicone, these cute and adorable tea infusers will charm even the coldest of hearts as you steep your peppermint tea. Extra points to you if you are buying a gift for a tea lover who is also a Beatles fan.
Dreamfarm's Teafu is for the practical tea drinker. As you sip on your herbal refreshment, the Teafu sits obediently on the tabletop, without a drip. This ingenious infusing invention has a mechanism that squeeze dries the infuser, so you can take it out of the cup or mug without making a mess.
The Teafu is an excellent example of a Dreamfarm invention that solves problems you didn't know you had. Check out more innovative kitchenware here.