Fine Tea Going Through Infuser


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Fine Tea Going Through Infuser

Postby mornaskye » Sep 10th, '05, 20:08

Hello, I've been having problems with fine teas going through the glass infusers I have bought from Adagio. Does Adagio plan on offering better infusers to accomodate this problem in the future? Or if not, can anyone give me any helpful recommendations for this problem? Thanks!
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Postby bambooforest » Sep 10th, '05, 21:25

I don't have much experience with glass infusers but all infusers I suppose have their pros and cons. Maybe you shouldn't use tea like sencha that is more likely to go through the infuser. I bet a dragon well would work beautifully. In my experience all infusers let some measure of tea through . I don't mind it. I'm not sure the amount you are referring to though.
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Postby Mina - not logg... » Sep 11th, '05, 02:28

It's ludicrous to say don't use a certain type of tea. What I do is stuff a coffee filter inside the basket. Kinda silly, but it works. Makes clean up easier, too.
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Postby mornaskye » Sep 11th, '05, 12:26

Yeah, I don't want to hold myself back from drinking certain teas just because the infuser doesn't work as well with it. Some people might not mind it seeping through, but a pretty good amount gets through usually, so it's hard for me to ignore it. Thanks Mina for the idea about using the coffee filter - I'll try that.
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Postby ilya » Sep 11th, '05, 12:49

We have found that the glass and metal infusers from Jeaner do allow some small tea leaves to sneak into your cup. Our ingenuiTEA teapot however, is able to filter out and prevent even the smallest rooibos pieces from winding up in your drink.
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Postby jzero » Sep 12th, '05, 10:46

For finer teas, you can always grab some of those very inexpensive "roll your own" teabags and put the leaves in it.
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Postby Molly » Mar 14th, '06, 17:11

When I placed my initial order, I bought a box of the make-your-own tea bags (see tea accessories page). For about $3.00 you get 100 filters (I've yet to use my whole box in 2 years...) and they work wonderfully.

I use them when making a cup of the rooibos teas, or any of the fine herbals (like spearmint, peppermint, lemongrass and cha cha). I highly recommend them as they are a simple and affordable solution and the clean-up is far easier than trying to pick out pieces of tea from the slits on the glass infuser.

Try them. You won't be disappointed.
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Postby procarel » Mar 14th, '06, 19:22

Swiss Gold makes a teapot size filter that works well in my Mikado teapot. The only thing I don't like is that you are then not able to see the tea unfurl in your pot. This is especially nice to see with Silver Needle White tea. It's a trade off but if you don't like the little bits at the bottom of your cup it works.
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Postby Warden Andy » Mar 14th, '06, 20:07

Procarel, Silver needle white tea would be able to be infused in the glass one without problems. You'll get a few tiny rebel leaves, but nothing serious. Although for smaller leaves, the Swiss gold or Finum infuser baskets would be the way to go (other than brewing loose in the pot and pouring the tea through a strainer into another pot).
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Postby yresim » Mar 15th, '06, 04:09

I really like Bodum's Yo-Yo. It is a glass mug with a fine mesh cloth filter. It's nice, because you can see the tea leaves unfurl, and it doesn't impart any metallic tastes.

I just cashed in my frequent cups points for the ingenuiTEA. Mostly because I wanted something bigger. I will try to remember to post here about how I think it measures up next to the Yo-Yo.

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Postby sweetea » Apr 5th, '06, 02:20

Glad to know I am not the only one with the problem. I thought I was doing something wrong. (obviously I'm a new tea drinker.)

I just poured the whole pot through a coffee filter into another pot and that took care of the stray leaf particles, but still left some sludgy-like dusty stuff. What is that?
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Postby rhpot1991 » Apr 5th, '06, 08:35

sweetea wrote:but still left some sludgy-like dusty stuff. What is that?


I tend to see that when using some of my lesser quality (not whole leaf) loose teas in my ingenuiTEA.
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Postby teaspoon » Apr 5th, '06, 10:48

I think anytime you're working with dried plant matter (like tea leaves) that's allowed to rub against itself, you're going to end up with dust. Even adagio teas leave a tiny bit of dust in the bottom of my cup. I just always figure it's normal.

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Postby yresim » Apr 5th, '06, 10:51

Probably just tea dust. Don't worry: it won't hurt you if you drink some of it.

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Postby sweetea » Apr 5th, '06, 13:57

I drink it. I just like it better when the pot is completely clear. I'm fussy that way.
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