This is an excellent strainer, and not just for tea. I drink pure pomegranate juice too, which has a lot of sediment, and this removes it all. Herbal tea can now be drunk to the last drop as well, because the mesh is so fine on this, it gets rid of ALL the leaf and dust, and just leaves the pure tea. The lid/stand is very handy too as it keeps the tea hotter whilst it is steeping. All in all, highly recommended and a great purchase.