Monday, October 12

Tea Things Tuesday: Infusers and Sachets

Heart Tea Infuser from Favor Studio
Part of a place setting at a bridal shower.
The paper pyramid in the cup is a tea sachet.

At the top in this trio is the decorative outer wrapper.
Inside (middle photo) is the actual tea bag which is
"individually hand-crafted using a delicate
open-weave fabric then filled with
whole-leaf teas and rough cut herbs.

The open weave fabric allows the water to flow freely
around the contents, allowing the tea leaves to
unfurl and the flavors to mingle in the
large open form of the infuser

My own Snap Spoon Tea Infuser isn't quite as whimsical:

Although many decades older, it's identical to this
new one from Fante's Kitchen Wares Shop
(whose photo is much better than I could make).

I have no idea how old my infuser is, only that it was in
my mother's things when we cleaned out her house.
Except for iced tea which she made by the pitcherful
in the summer, I don't recall her being a tea drinker,
so the infuser may've been Grandma Emma's too.

At any rate, Fante's Kitchen Wares Shop tells us to
"fill infusers only up to half their capacity,
to allow the leaves to expand and
release the tea's essential oils

And also (same as tea bags), "infuse regular teas
no less than 3 minutes (to allow the taste to
come through), and no more than 5 minutes
(to keep the bitter tannin at bay). For infusion
time of herbal teas, check their instructions,
as each species has different requirements

Tea Things Tuesday is hosted by the
Lovely Kim at Shabby Pink and Pretty,
where you can check out the other TTT entries.

Happy Tea Time!

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Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Very nice. I have never seen a tea sachet before.


Dorene from Ohio said...

Lovely post!

A cup of tea, especially with a friend, is a such a delight.

staceyjwarner said...

I love tea...I'm drinking a cup right now but I love how delicate and inviting your pictures you are...the tea seems sacred where mine is functional...

much love

Mary said...

Those are the sweetest teabags, and with a wonderfully delicate flavor. The heart shaped tea diffuser is adorable...I have a few, but wouldn't mind having that one too!

Hope you're having a wonderful day, and enjoying several cups of tea!

God bless,


i'm a tea lover also and am also having a glass of iced tea right now - white tea - yum - beautiful images of more formal [for me] tea time - i love these teabags - must find some - and i wouldn't trade my little diffusers for anything! wonderful genteel post!

Shabby Kim said...

Those tea sachets are divine. Very elegant and almost to pretty to use. Love those tea infusers as well. Much prettier than the round mesh ones I use when making a single cup of tea. I might have to get me a few of those.

Thanks for sharing your lovely tea post with us today. Hope to have you join us again next week.


Bunny said...

Something that I have never seen, very interesting too. Will have to check this out. Hope you had a nice cup of tea today.

Vicki said...

Hello, I enjoyed seeing all of your sweet tea things today! They were all very unusual and things I had not seen before. Blessings to you! Vicki

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

The heart infuser is so cute and the sachets are fun. Nice post!