What is the Best Tea Brewer or Infuser?

What is the Best Tea Brewer or Infuser?

Which tea brewer or infuser should you use when making loose leaf or bagged tea? Read on to find out which ones are our favourites.

If you’re new to the world of loose leaf tea, unsure of how to brew it, what tools to use, or how to become better at brewing tea, then you’ve come to the right place!

What is the best tea brewer or infuser

Here at Blue Tea Box, our goal is to introduce you to artisan-crafted rare and single-origin teas from across the world.

Not only do we introduce these to you, but we also deliver them right to the front door — making it even easier to get your daily tea intake.

But — what do you do with your tea when you get it in? How do you brew it? What do you use to steep it in? Today, we are going to break this down for you and share with you the best tea brewer and infusers on the market today.

The History of Where Tea Began

As legend has it, the very first cup of tea was consumed in 2737 BC, by the Chinese emperor Shennong. According to this ancient tale, Shennong was resting in his garden sipping a cup of boiling hot water – which at the time was a remedy for tired bones and muscles.

Suddenly, the wind carried a few leaves from a nearby tea tree through the air and into his glass. Noticing the change in colour and fragrance, Shennong became curious and took a sip of his new beverage. Thus, the first ever cup of full-leaf tea was consumed.

Now that you know a little bit about the history of where tea came from, let’s check out the best tea brewer and infusers.

What is the Best Tea Brewer or Infuser?


Our favourite infusers are the round ball style. Not all infusers are created equal though.

When choosing an infuser, you need to make sure that it is a 301 stainless steel and not 201 stainless steel. While they both do a great job at infusing tea, the 201 has a tendency to stain and rust over time– and no one wants that in their tea.

Stainless Steel Food Grade Mesh Tea Strainer Tea Filter 

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This tea infuser is designed from food grade 301 stainless steel and built with long-lasting durability

It’s easy to use too. Simply fill it with water, add your loose leaf tea and then twist the lid on and let it steep. Then discard the used leaves and enjoy. To clean, simply rinse in hot water.

It has a hook design that lets the ball hang from your teapot or panhandle and is easily removable when your tea has fully steeped.

H&S Stainless Steel Tea Infuser Strainer Filter Steeper with Lid for Teapot Kettle

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This tea infuser is made from stainless steel. It is easy to fill and remove. Becuase of the dual handles, it makes it safe to use.

Decent size basket capable for brewing a large amount of tea for more than one cup.

Stainless Steel Spoon Tea Leaves Herb Mesh Ball Infuser 

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This tea ball infuser is made of food-grade 301 stainless steel, so it is pretty safe to brew tea with this item.

The infuser is very easy to use. Just add tea leaves into the two pieces of this infuser, close the clasps, then put it in a container with hot water to make some fresh tea.

If you have a friend who loves brewing tea himself/herself, then this product is an ideal present.

BITEYI Tea Infuser Long-Handled Stainless Steel Ball Shape Push Style Tea Strainer 

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The ball diameter of this tea infuser is 5cm with an overall length of 18cm making it suitable for tea bags or large leaf tea.

It is high-quality food-grade 301 stainless steel, non-toxic and rust resistant.

To use, simply push-open the tea ball. Add the tea of your choice. Close and submerge the tea infuser into the water and let it steep.

It’s very easy to clean. Just discard the used tea leaves and rinse in hot water.

DSYJ Stainless Steel Tea Infuser Strainer with Green Silicone Leaf Lid

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This is an attractive and effective tea infuser with an artful green silicone leaf as the lid.

This brews both full pots and single cups of loose leaf tea.

It has a micro-perforated stainless steel basket and is approx. 15.5 cm (6.1 inch).

Loose Leaf Tea Bags

Disposable Drawstring Filter Empty Paper Tea Bags 

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These draw string bags can be used for both coffee and tea. They are made of a non-woven fabric and are eco-friendly.

Filter Tea Pots

Hario CHJMN-70T 700 ml 1-Piece Glass Chacha Kyusu Maru Tea Pot

The 3-cup (23 oz/700 ml) capacity Hario Chacha Glass Teapot is a perfect companion in the morning, afternoon, and in the evening.

The large stainless-steel strainer allows tea leaves to expand fully, extracting more flavours. Enjoy your favourite tea as it unveils its beautiful colour in the elegant Hario Chacha Glass Teapot.

Bodum 1812-01 ASSAM Tea Maker

Brew a delicious cup of tea in this glass tea press that utilises the same brewing system as the French press, perfect for loose teas and tea bags.

The tea filter is made with an elastic silicone rim and ensures leaves and kernels remain within the strainer while brewing.

Brew tea to your liking without needing to remove the infuser. Simply press down on the plunger. This process usually take about 10 minutes.

This sleek design is made with a borosilicate glass body.

PluieSoleil Glass Teapot 350 ml Teapot for One with Heat Resistant Stainless Steel Infuser

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This is a 350 ml ultra clear glass teapot with stainless steel infuser, which is a small teapot, perfect for personal use.

It is made of high borosilicate glass which is heat resistant. The clear glass makes the teapot look stylish and modern.

The lid can be used separately without the infuser, which also makes it easy to use and clean.

The teapot can withstand instant temperature change from minus 20 ℃ to 130℃. It will stay intact even if you fill boiling water into the frozen teapot instantly.

London Pottery Farmhouse Polka Dot Teapot with Infuser

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This is a traditional tea kettle with a modern functionality.

This 4 cup teapot promises smooth tea infusions every time – its removable mesh filter keeps debris out of the cup.

Its long, elegant spout prevents leaks or drips escaping and making a mess on tables and surfaces.

Tea Machines

Breville BTM800XL One-Touch Tea Maker

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The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker is a revolutionary tea experience. The fully automated tea basket moves down, then up, gently agitating the leaves to precisely infuse your tea.

Push the basket button and watch the basket cycle in and out of immersion.

The One-Touch Tea Maker eliminates the guesswork so you can enjoy a perfect cup of tea, every time.

Fully programmable for all types of tea, water temperatures, and steep times. The moving tea basket allows water to circulate freely around the individual tea leaves for maximum infusion.

Gourmia GTC8000W Electric Loose Leaf Tea Infuser Machine

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Brew perfectly balanced loose-leaf teas with one touch, automatic ease.

Backlit LED touch sensor panel includes; light, medium, and strong strength controls, safety warning, and refresh cycle.

Exclusive refresh cycle enlivens tea leaves for maximum flavour infusion.

Extra-fine stainless steel strainer, 4 cup sparkling glass carafe and brew chamber ensure complete clear purity.

Sage BTM800UK the Tea Maker with Motorised Tea Basket

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It has 5 pre-set tea settings to get the best from your chosen tea.

The tea basket automatically lowers at the precise temperature and automatically raises after the optimal steeping time.

It has a custom tea setting, so you can choose the right combination of temperature and steeping time for your favourite tea.

It also has an auto start features can be set so you can wake up to a fresh pot of tea.

The keep warm feature keeps your brew at the right temperature for your second cup.

Classic Teapots

Le Creuset Stoneware Classic Teapot

The teapot has a capacity of 1.3 litres, which comfortably serves 4 cups of tea.

It comes with an anti-drip spout, so spillage will be a thing of the past and the large easy-to-use handle makes pouring effortless even when the pot is full.

The stylish lid area will enable you to pour tea in an elegant and graceful manner, while the lid fits firmly in its hole even when pouring tea.

Pendeford Housewares 1 Litre Tea Kettle

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This is a light long-lasting classic tea kettle that is not only amazing at making a cup of delicious tea, but it is also easy to clean. It is dripless and the best part? It’s dishwasher safe.

Beileer Clear Glass Teapot Heat Resistant

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This classic tea kettle has a fine and dense filter, making it suitable for all types of tea brewing.

The glass teapot has a removable Infuser and glass lid. It also has a long-lasting drip pour spout and it is easy to handle.

Handheld Tea Strainers

Empress Tea Room Tea Strainer 2 Piece for Loose Tea

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Prepare the perfect cup of tea with our professional quality fine mesh strainer. Ideal for loose tea so you can strain the grains to create a delicious cuppa, free from bits.

7cm Conical Fine Mesh Strainer for Tea 

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This strainer is a professional quality fine mesh strainer. It is ideal for loose tea so you can strain the grains to create a delicious cuppa, free from bits.

It is made from professional grade, premium 304 stainless steel as it is stronger and more robust than 201 stainless steel.

Hygienic and built to last. It is distinctive, eye-catching and a great tea accessory for preparing a perfect cup of tea.

Kitchen Craft Stainless Steel Long Handled Tea Strainer

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This is a stainless steel tea strainer with a fine mesh gauze and an integral resting hook.

It has a flat handle for resting securely on cup and mug rims. It also comes with a handy drip bowl to place the strainer in after each use.

Now that you know which tea brewer is best and which infuser is our favourite, which one will you choose to go along with your Blue Tea Box?

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