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The Best Tea Infusers for Full Leaf Loose Tea

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June 1, 2021

Steeping a premium cup of full-leaf loose tea begins with a high-quality tea infuser. Steeping loose leaf tea enables you to experience the leaves, herbs and spices in all their glory, as well as control the number of servings and strength of your tea by adjusting the quantity of tea added.

With the right accessories, preparing a cup of loose leaf tea can be just as simple and easy as steeping a tea bag. Below, discover the best tea infusers for loose leaf tea, tried and tested by the Citizens of The Republic of Tea.

1. The People’s Brew Basket® Stainless Steel

Basket infusers are often considered to be the best type of infuser for loose tea leaves and herbs. They are spacious enough to allow the leaves to fully unfurl as they steep, releasing the maximum amount of flavor. 

The People’s Brew Basket is made of fine stainless steel mesh and fits most standard 6-10 ounce mugs. Simply place the basket inside your mug, add loose leaf tea or herbs, add heated water and brew for the prescribed time. Remove the brew basket and enjoy sip by sip. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

2. The People’s Brew Basket® Nylon

The People’s Brew Basket is also available in polymesh nylon. This fine nylon mesh keeps herb and spice particles from escaping into your cup, while allowing the leaves to unfurl fully for maximum flavor. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

3. Universal Tea Infuser

This is a truly versatile tea infuser that rests neatly atop most mugs and teapots. The stainless steel mesh houses your leaves and herbs safely inside, while allowing them to expand and develop full flavor as they steep. 

The Universal Tea Infuser can also be used with our round tea bags. Need to prepare a pot of tea using multiple bags? Simply add the bags and water, steep for the prescribed amount of time and remove the entire basket — no fishing around for tea bags required. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

4. Little Dipper Infuser

This handy stainless steel infuser is ideal for easily steeping single cups of full-leaf tea. Simply squeeze to open the infuser ball, add your preferred tea or herbs, close the ball and steep. The long handle makes retrieving the infuser from your steeped tea easier compared to tea balls with chains. Simple to clean and dishwasher safe.

5. Steep Sacks

Citizens who appreciate the ease, convenience and transportability of tea bags can use Steep Sacks to fill their own tea bags with full-leaf loose tea and herbs. Steep Sacks can be used in both cups and teapots. Enjoy sipping on the go? Pre-package your Steep Sacks and bring them to work, on vacation or anywhere else.

These individual tea filters are made from unbleached, compostable, biodegradable paper, making cleanup quick and easy — simply toss the used Steep Sack, tea and all, into your compost bin. The nutrients are wonderful for your garden!

6. Sip by Sip Travel Tea Press

Steep and sip your full-leaf loose tea on the go with this convenient and portable travel tea press, which was inspired by the traditional French press. Simply add your desired amount of tea or herbs to the bottom of the mug, fill with heated water and steep for the prescribed amount of time. After steeping, press down on the plunger to stop the tea from continuing to steep.

Each of these tea infusers for loose leaf tea have been tried, tested and loved by our Citizens over the years. Your full-leaf tea and herbs will steep perfectly in any of these tea baskets, infuser balls and more. As always, enjoy sip by sip.

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The Peoples Brew Basket - Stainless $5.00
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The Peoples Brew Basket - Nylon $4.75
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Universal Tea Infuser $16.25
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Little Dipper Infuser $3.50
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Steep Sacks for Full-Leaf Loose Tea $7.25
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Travel Tea Press $16.50
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