Top 10 Best Tea Strainers for 2020
Ipow Mesh Strainer
The Ipow mesh strainer is made entirely of lead-free, non-magnetic stainless steel, which stores heat and gives drinks no aromas. Its hot lid also serves as a tray if you want to take it out of a cup or a small teapot.
- Okay to place in dishwasher
- Safe for all water temperatures
- Prone to falling into larger mugs
Me.Fan Silicone Bags
The Me.Fan silicone bags have removable bases that are easy to remove and at the same time offer enough resistance to stay in place when soaking. Although the translucent bodies tend to stain over time, they are also dishwasher-friendly.
- Label tags are customizable
- Taste- and odor-free
- Holes do let out some sediment
Oxo Good Grips 3-Inch
The 3-inch Oxo Good Grips is generally a great kitchen tool, as well as a suitable strainer, provided you are ready to fill the mug or teapot all the way up to ensure submersion. It balances well when placed on cups, tightens well and is easy to clean.
- Soft nonslip handle
- Loop for hanging
- Handle could be sturdier
Forlife Extra Fine
The Forlife Extra Fine fits perfectly over any 3 inch mug or teapot. The insulated lid stores the heat during the immersion process, while a rubber ring ensures that the fingers do not scald when removed. It can also be used with coarse ground coffee.
- Clean any stains with baking soda
- Could benefit from a longer handle
- Fine leaves clog up the perforations
House Again 4-Pack
Each 4-pack at House Again comes with a trivet that can be placed on after use to prevent a desk or countertop from staining. The different colors of the set make it easier to organize drinks and drinkers.
- Animal design also available
- Fun for use by kids
- Not too expensive
Schefs Premium Infuser
With the Schefs Premium Infuser you have an indestructible little device that’s always ready to take a dip in hot water without leaving behind loose leaf debris. Its chain and hook make it easy to retrieve from a boiling kettle or steaming mug.
- Can be used for coffee too
- Holds 5 teaspoons
- Lid could be more secure
The Teablee Brew-in-Mug not only looks great with its food grade stainless steel design, but its super fine mesh is highly efficient at straining fine loose teas, too. Its wide brim makes it suitable to fit onto cups with diameters ranging from 2.6 inches up to 4.6 inches.
- Comes in a gift box
- Rust resistant 304 stainless steel
- Finger grips and lid get very hot
Tilevo Dinosaur Set
Although it’s not suitable for the absolute finest of leaves, the Tilevo Dinosaur Set is just so darn cute that it’s hard not to love it. Each arrives with two charming new friends, one turquoise and one green, both a snap to wash when you’re finished.
- Packaged attractively
- Ample room inside
- Completely bpa-free
Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru
The Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru features a large fine-mesh strainer that allows leaves to float and steep properly for full flavor extraction. Its wide-mouth spout prevents it from dripping onto counters, while its wide top opening makes it easy to clean.
- Yields 2 servings per brew
- Stay-cool handle
- Looks fragile but is rather durable
Finum Brewing Basket
The Finum Brewing Basket is designed to fit right into your favorite mug thanks to the two flanges on top that keep it from being fully submerged. Its high-quality stainless steel mesh means it is resistant to both corrosion and stains.
- Heat resistant plastic housing
- Available in two sizes
- Easy to clean under running water