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  • Single(CupTeaStrainer)TrackWorld
  • Premier Icon thenorthwind
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    I usually use loose tea for a cuppa these days. Got one of those one-cup things like this:

    It works OK, but I get bits in my tea, particularly with very fine tea like rooibos. Anything better out there? (And no, don’t suggest teabags).

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    I wonder if there’s a market for sonething very much like a pot for brewing tea in… :p

    Premier Icon thenorthwind
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    If you’re suggesting a tea pot, yes I have one of them 🙂

    Want something that I can just use to make a single cup, then dump the leaves and rinse under the tap for the next one, rather than a pot full of leaves that needs cleaning out (and pre-heating so you don’t end up with lukewarm tea).

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    I use one of these Finum brewing baskets. It is a pretty fine mesh, seems to keep all of the tea leaves in. Also works nicely for coffee.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Finum-Brewing-Basket-Permanent-Filter/dp/B000I68NCS

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    +1 for the above

    Premier Icon thenorthwind
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    Looks good, cheers

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Same company, different product.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/finum-Litre-Control-Steel-Coaster/dp/B003VQRGX4

    I have a one-cup and a two-cup version, they’re great. Unlike a regular teapot you can ‘switch off’ the brewing so that you don’t end up with a stewed brew. You can dump the leaves out of the basket and rinse, and it’s pretty thin so doesn’t leach all the heat away like a conventional teapot.

    TBH though, half the time I’ll just dump loose leaves directly into the mug. That’s how my grandparents made tea, it was years before I discovered it wasn’t the norm everywhere.

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    My missus just bought one of these:
    https://www.t2tea.com/en/uk/teawares/brew-set-on-the-go-grey-H999BU147.html

    I think she’s trying to find a tea-making counter to either the Airopress or my Minipresso…

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    Unlike a regular teapot you can ‘switch off’ the brewing so that you don’t end up with a stewed brew.

    Without wishing to appear ungrateful for the advice, the one CraigW and WBC recommended has that function: you take it out of the cup.

    Also (and admittedly this wan’t part of my original spec) it needs to be cheap enough that I can buy a 2 or 3 for making different types of tea at the same time, which the brewing basket is.

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    Also (and admittedly this wan’t part of my original spec) it needs to be cheap enough that I can buy a 2 or 3 for making different types of tea at the same time, which the brewing basket is.

    You’re not a civil service IT contracts man are you? That’s some serious mission creep from the first request! 🙂

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    These.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304-Stainless-Steel-Dual-Ear-Fine-Mesh-Filter-Tea-Infuser-Strainer-Home-Use/303224936119?hash=item46999d56b7:g:b6oAAOSwDLhdLDsk

    And likely to fit your revised budgetary requirements. I use something similar that came with a posh mug from T2tea and it’s brill, gets used about five times a day.

    All the way from Shenzhen though so you’d better not be in a rush.

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    No idea about your question, but your thread title is a fine example of an otherwise tired genre. Good job!

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    You’re not a civil service IT contracts man are you? That’s some serious mission creep from the first request! 🙂

    Haha! It’s more that I couldn’t imagine anyone spending more than a fiver to solve such a simple problem I guess, but that was naive.

    The first suggestion fits the (un)specification perfectly and my local coffee roasters/tea blenders have them on their website so I’ll go and see if they have them on their market stall.

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    No idea about your question, but your thread title is a fine example of an otherwise tired genre. Good job!

    😀 Agree it’s tired but on this occasion thought it was acceptable.

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    I use one of these Finum brewing baskets. It is a pretty fine mesh, seems to keep all of the tea leaves in. Also works nicely for coffee.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Finum-Brewing-Basket-Permanent-Filter/dp/B000I68NCS

    Got one from the local blenders’ market stall for a fiver and it’s exactly what I was after. Will go back and get at least another one. Don’t know why I faffed about for so long with the thing in my OP. Thanks!

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