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Finum Brewing Basket for tea (or coffee)

$13.99
In stock
Level: The Casual Cook

You tread lightly in the kitchen, and lean on an arsenal of tools to help you prepare meals. Unadorned, practical items fill your kitchen shelves, there to help get the job done.

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Subtle yes, welcome to brewing tea. With many of us in the office drinking more tea than coffee these days I became interested in how to make that ever elusive perfect cup of tea. The first step was to begin experimenting with different loose leaf teas. This really opened my eyes to new flavors beyond my standard go to bag of Earl Grey.  Through this process I learned a few things about brewing tea that made a big difference, the steeping time, the water temperature and the amount of tea. Clearly personal preference matters but generally using one teaspoon for every cup of water works fine for most teas. I found that the leafier teas like mint or chamomile or the green teas require double that per cup to be flavorful. It’s important to start with fresh, cold tap water, and to not over boil your water. Experimenting with these three factor is how I really honed my perfect cup. I was brewing my tea longer with hopes of more flavor but I was ending up with bitter tea rather than better. Instead of brewing longer I add more tea, this resulted in my perfect afternoon cup. Keep experimenting until you find the right recipe of quantity, time and temperature.

Product Highlights:

  • Filter fits most teapots & mugs
  • Durable construction and stainless steel mesh
  • BPA free
  • Excellent for brewing tea, herb tea or coffee
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Made in Germany
  • Cover keeps tea hot during steeping then reverses to be used as a drip tray
  • Handle for easy use
  • Environmentally-friendly eliminates paper waste