Tea Tips

Cold and Flu Fighting Tea

Peppermint is one of the best cold and flu fighting teas there is. It is an excellent cough remedy and one of the best decongestants available when it come to fighting the the common cold. Peppermint contains menthol, a natural chemical which helps to relieve congestion and offers a quick solution to fast recovery. The oil in the peppermint leaves carries antiviral benefits to help to stop the spread of viruses that cause colds and flu.

Proper Infusers for tea

Just about every teetotaller has the common mesh tea ball floating around available to make that distinctive cup of tea.  Many times, they look at it and it is rusty and quite worn, and possibly unable to infuse correctly.  Another issue is that the mesh tea ball is far too small to steep the tea properly, therefore creating an unsatisfactory cuppa.

Stainless Steel Spoon infusers

These are lovely to look at and perfect for the prim and proper tea drinkers, however they are a real disaster.  The holes provided are way too small for the water to flow through, and the tea leaves must be squished in when making a single cup. They are useful if you were to make a half a cup of tea, that way less tea would be used and the inner space of the stainless-steel spoon infuser would allow more water to flow.

stainless steel spoon

Bamboo Infuser

Throughout the Asia Pacific region, bamboo is a common native evergreen plant.  It has many uses, and some of the species are known as the “Running Bamboo”, and it has the tendency to spread rapidly. This hardy plant can tolerate different climate conditions.

Bamboo is considered to be a reusable, eco-alternative and natural product.  It provides employment to workers in Asia and is exported as a commodity. There are not favorable issues with bamboo infusers due to the fact that they quite aged.

Bamboo infusers have quite large gaps, which allows smaller tea leaves to slip through.  Another problem is they must be dried in between use or they start to mold, which can cause complications.

If you don’t have the patience to dry the infuser then I suggest you consider another alternative as it would be very frustrating waiting for it to dry.

Bamboo Infuser