Hi guys, I’m back! My new charger has arrived, and it works. Woop woop! I have power! I’m not having much luck with my Mac though. Today I plugged in my hard-drive to do a Time Machine back-up, only to discover that I gave it an obscure, now forgotten, password when I set it up, so I’ve had to wipe my old back-ups and start again (currently got 14 hours remaining….).
Anyway, I’m here today to talk about tea. I requested a new tea infuser for Christmas from my lovely sister, and chose this green plastic and metal one from The Cook’s Kitchen.
Up until now, the tea infuser I’ve been using is a plastic one, but it’s not holding up well and I was concerned that it would perish. This new tea infuser has a metal mesh, and so should be indestructable (in theory!). It’s quite a modern design, so I know it won’t suit everyone, but I like the colour.
There’s a lot more choice in tea infusers today than there were a few years ago when I first started drinking loose leaf tea. I hope this reflects a trend to brew tea properly once more (boo to teabags!).
Personally, my advice is to steer clear of novelty tea infusers (unless they’re made of metal or absolutely hilarious). Some of the novelty ones are made with horrible plastic that has a weird feel to it and has tiny holes which will not brew your tea satisfactorily. Buy metal, and buy one that is easy to use. I don’t like the ones which are like spoons with a mesh case on the end. They’re great for stirring, but they’re not easy to clean up afterwards. Cup designs like mine come with a lid, so when you’ve brewed your tea, you pop the infuser on the lid and there is no drip to clean up. Then, when you’ve had your cup of tea and are ready to wash up, you just tap the tea leaves out and give it a wash. You can also use them in a tea pot because they can hold more than one cup’s worth of tea leaves.
A good cup of tea starts with the right utensils!