We purchased a loose tea strainer the other day or perhaps you could call it a steeper - strainer. It is very efficient, easy to use and clean and cost very little.
I do not drink black tea and on the advice of my doctor I have recently stopped drinking coffee because it was raising my BP. My preferences now are for organic infusions and mainly Rooibos or Green tea (thank you Rachel)
Our new strainer is made by a German company Finum who call it a brewing basket. They also make a lot of other interesting applicators.
See for yourselves at http://www.finum.com
I think my fresh brew is now ready
to enjoy, so bye bye for now Heron.