Cleaning tea baskets or built in filters

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Jun 22nd 16 3:25 pm
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Cleaning tea baskets or built in filters

by beforewisdom » Jun 22nd 16 3:25 pm

I don't know how it is for dark tea, but it seems hard to clean green tea leaves out of posts with built in steel filters or even removable steel baskets. The spent leaves just seem to stick.

Is there a special technique, brush, or tool?

Thanks

Oct 5th 17 9:04 pm
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Re: Cleaning tea baskets or built in filters

by cfinneran » Oct 5th 17 9:04 pm

Cleaning the filters can be a bit tricky to get all the leaves out but I found that the best tools to use are either a toothbrush or a pipe cleaner. You could also try using you fingers while running it under the water.

Another little trick I've used for a deep cleaning is to briefly boil the filter in vinegar and then clean it with a toothbrush and laundry soap. This will help remove stains.

I hope this helps!