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May 19th, '08, 13:49
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Trivia: What do you call that?

by RussianSoul » May 19th, '08, 13:49

It is a little tea accessory that looks like a piece of steel wire with a hook on one side and a coil on the other. You can usually see it hooked inside a nozzle of a glass teapot. I think it functions as a strainer.

What is it called?

May 19th, '08, 13:52
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by Pentox » May 19th, '08, 13:52

um a strainer?

I guess if i were to look it up i'd probably look for something like in spout strainer or something. They're kinda pot specific though.

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by chamekke » May 19th, '08, 18:40

This webpage calls it a wire coil filter. Others seem to call it other things, e.g. a spiral coil.

Nifty idea. Does it work well?

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by Pentox » May 19th, '08, 18:47

I have something similar, where it is basically like a wire christmas tree that you insert into the spout, it works great at stopping the leaves from coming out, but the problem is that the spout gets clogged with leaf. I imagine the wire one has the same issue to a degree, but not as much.

It's one of the reasons I like to go for the 360 degree mesh filters found in some kyusu's. They do a great job of filtering without clogging.

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by RussianSoul » May 19th, '08, 18:56

Great work, Pentox and chamekke! I had no idea what to call these little things, except for tea-doohikee which is not very descriptive :oops: .

I don't know if works well or not. I saw it in some glass pots online and got curious.

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by Carnelian » May 19th, '08, 19:50

My glass teapot has one, its basically a big springy coil thats suspended in place by the base being too big to go all the way up the spout and a hook that goes around the outside of the spout's edge. They work, but can get clogged very easily. Fortunately they can be removed even easier, by unhooking the hook on the spout, the whole contraption springs out into the pot and can be pulled out (and put back in place with a little persistence)

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