Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WFMW...Tea Steeper!

My new tea steeper for my herbs is what WORKS FOR ME WEDNESDAY!
Dh brought this in just for me the other day and I couldn't have been more delighted!
I had been using a mesh tea-ball from Walmart for my bedtime tea and well....it was rusting a little and making my tea taste yucky!
But this neat little gadget is stainless steel!
It is like a cup that fits in your cup! (put loose tea in it and place it in your cup of hot water) It has tiny holes in it but they are small so that the tea stays put while steeping. It has a neat little tab on the top for a handle and ...can you see the little plate-like thing that it is sitting in? Well, it doubles as a scoop and also a cover while you are steeping, and then, as you see here, you can sit the steeper in it when you are done so you don't have a big, drippy tea mess all over the counter!


Joy said...

Oh wow..that sounds really nice..I need one of those too! I haven't been drinking my teas as I should because my metal ball is doing some funny things too, and the mesh one lets all the herbs in and well gross! That little steeper is the berries girl!
THanks for sharing!
hope you all are well..
are you having to wear you life jackets yet?

Donna said...

Life jackets? We've got out the boats! ;-)

I don't mind some of the loose tea in my cup but I hate that metallic taste that comes from the mesh balls.
The little stainless steel ones are good too and can be found around town.
When all else has failed, I have put mine in a coffee filter, twisted it up, and laid it in the cup!
Those new silicone ones on my side bar look pretty neat too!
I want a ceramic one, one day! :-)

Buffie said...

Ooh, I'll have to look for one of these. I love loose leaf teas, but it isn't always easy to find a good steeper.

Jerralea said...

That is so cute! I love little gadgets for the kitchen. And I'm a big believer in stainless steel.

A happy heart at home said...

Great idea! Thanks for posting about it.