Ok, so in the past Walker Tea Review hasn’t been the fondest supporter of infuser balls and the like- those things that tempt people to pack too much dry leaf into too little space. Over-packing a tea infuser is a recipe for a flawed cup of tea. If you were to use a tea infuser, there are some that will better serve you and your tea.
One such infuser is the Chefast Infuser Set. Chefast offers this set of 3 infusers + a tea scoop that also serves as a clip. The stainless steel (grade 304) showed no signs of corrosion or manufacture defect- just a clean, smooth shiny steel. Chefast is currently offering 15% off with this code on Amazon: UCHEF15X
The holes are fine, but not too fine. And this is generally a good thing. If too big, you get more tiny leaf bits escaping into your cup. Too fine, and those tiny pores are more likely to clog over time.
Best With Certain Kinds of Tea, Leaf Sizes
Use a stainless steel strainer with smaller leaves or leaf portions- the strainer worked well when tested with lapsang souchong. The small wiry leaves (and any leaf portions present) had the space needed to steep, even after the leaves had swelled in the water. If you were in a pinch, you could TRY a serving of tightly balled wulong in the largest size strainer.
Don’t forget your Amazon discount code: UCHEF15X. Good for 15% off.
From the Amazon Page
And my reactions
ULTRA-FINE QUALITY, UNBEATABLE PRICE: Looking for the ultimate combination of performance and value? With this all-inclusive loose leaf tea infuser set, you get three premium steepers in two sizes, so you can strain tea for both yourself and a partner, or you can brew multiple cups to serve an entire gathering.
I’m more inclined to use the smaller size for the wiry leaf portions of of a green tea- or the lapsang souchong I tested it with. The larger one would be a single serving of a bulkier leaf – like a balled wulong that needed space to expand.
SPECIAL TEA SCOOP INCLUDED: Use our multi-functional scoop with integrated bag clip to add just the right amount of tea to the basket; then twist and let your tea come alive without worrying about unwanted debris falling into your cup.
Watch those lids on the steepers. Even with a firm twist, they seemed to slip open fairly easily.
304 IS THE NUMBER: That’s the extra fine, premier-grade stainless steel we used in the construction of our loose tea steeper set. You’ll find that cleaning it is simply a matter of running cool water through the metal strainers. This solid material also makes our infusers great for infusing spices and herbs into your favorite dishes and soups.
Yes the steel appeared to be good quality. No corrosion or unfinished edges.
PERFECT GIFT FOR TEA LOVERS: Our unique tea strainer set comes in a stylish box that makes it a great choice for a wedding gift, housewarming gift or any other kind of gift. Looking for even more gift ideas? Make sure to check out our Specials Offers and Product Promotions!
A good gift for those who want low-fuss tea. Could also be very useful for steeping herbs or other ingredients when cooking.
GUARANTEED GOODNESS EVERY TIME: We back up our reusable tea balls with a full one-year warranty, so if anything goes wrong, a brand-new product is just a few clicks away. Order this premium mesh tea infuser set today and taste the difference yourself!
No need for me to test the warranty – my product and worked without a hitch.