SnapTea Infuser: Another Way To Brew Loose-Leaf Tea

This time of year, you will generally find us with our hands wrapped around a mug of tea. But we've been drinking a lot of loose-leaf teas lately, and we've not been entirely satisfied with our options for brewing a cup. So we're curious about this Copco SnapTea Infuser; have you tried it?

To recap: We're not fans of tea balls and even that very pretty tea stick; they don't allow the tea to move freely enough for a good brew. This TriniTEA tea maker is actually a wonderful appliance for those who drink more tea than coffee, but we don't pull it out unless we want a whole pot. Those fill-able disposable tea bags are, well, disposable and also rather hard to fill, and, finally, just being old fashioned and straining our tea sounds like too much work. (Maybe we're just lazy.)

This infuser for brewing tea is intriguing to us, though, because it promises to be no-mess. The sides of the strainer snap down to cover the tea basket after brewing, to guard against drips. The basket itself is wide enough to allow the tea to move freely as it steeps in the hot water.

Have you tried this? What do you think? What is the best cup-brewing method for loose-leaf tea that you've found?

• Find it: Copco SnapTea Infuser, $10 at Sur La Table

Related: Product Review: Adagio Teas' TriniTEA Tea Maker

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