Below is a strainer which is used when loose tea is placed in the tea pot and boiling water is added to the prewarmed teapot! The strainer"top" is placed over your lovely cup and then you simple pour your tea through it catching the tea leaves so they don't go in the cup. Then the strainer is placed back in it's own or another small dish. (teapots should be prewarmed with hot tap water which is poured out just before adding boiling water so as not to"shock" your teapot and crack it!)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Strainers and Infusers - Are They Confusing?
What are all those tea gadgets anyway?
Learning how to use strainers and infusers can be loads of fun! It really is pretty simple once you understand the difference....
Infusers on the other hand hold the tea leaves. See the infuser basket at the top right. Unscrew or open the infuser basket and fill to the top of the lower section with loose tea leaves which when wet will expand into the other section. Place in the teapot and pour in the boiling water. (Follow prewarming instructions above for teapot) When the tea has steeped your desired time remove the basket to a small dish. Your tea is ready my dear!