I love loose leaf tea but to use it I think you have to have a good infuser to allow all the delicious flavour to flow out. There are many different ones available and they all work in different ways. There are plain practical ones or funny novelty infusers which add a bit of humour to your brew.
Personally I love the novelty ones as not only do they seem to work well they just make me smile. I was treated to this lovely floating flower one (pictured above) from my cousin. Yes she knows me very well!! It is so pretty as it looks like a little water lily floating on my brew. For me a flower and a brew go hand in hand, two of my favourite things as well as handbags but we won't go there today.
This little gem is so easy to use. You can scoop some loose leaf tea into the infuser or spoon it in if you prefer, pop the flower top on and launch it into a mug of boiling water. Leave for a approx 3 mins or longer if you like a stronger brew and it's done. It even comes complete with a plastic container to put the infuser in so you don't have to leave it leaking out on the kitchen work top, see no mess! Absolutely perfect. I like the fact that it floats as the infusion process seems to work better. I suppose it simulates a floating teabag but I prefer the taste of loose leaf and I have so many different teas and flavours.
If you need more than one cup or have guests you can get the teapots with the infusers inside which are also really good. I have two, of course I do! Why wouldn't I? I do use them a lot and again it makes it so easy to use the loose leaf tea without too much mess. You can find a good selection on Amazon by clicking on the image below (this post contains affiliate links)
If you prefer the floating infusers, here again is a link to those on Amazon (click on image)
I can recommend them both, but it all depends on how big you need your brew. Yes there are times the teapot is required as maximum brews are needed but most of the time to make a quick, no fuss, loose leaf brew the cup infusers are just the job!
Let me know what you think, do you have one you use at the moment? Which is your favourite type of infuser? Are you a teabag person never to be tempted by all this palaver? Leave me a comment below or on my Facebook page.
Thank you for reading and I will be back tomorrow for 'Whatever Wednesday'. Take care for now........
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