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Worked ok for a few weeks, but then became unusable as the water would strain sooooo slowly from it that it took several minutes to actually brew the tea. The mesh is a good idea in theory, but prevents it from working correctly.
Only used it once so far but I really like the design. I make my tea in a pot but it has no problem standing upright in the small amount of water I brew with. The inner mesh is awesome for keeping in small bits of tea.
Update: Used it a few more times now and I love it. Just make sure to put it on something to catch the drips afterward because it holds in a bit more liquid than most tea strainers.
Update 2: It’s been many months since I started using this. I’m not sure if it’s my hard water or the type of tea I make but this filter no longer works. I soaked it in hot water with some citric acid to try and clear out the filter, but it only helped for a few days. I still feel like this is a great filter for most types of teas but some clog up the holes so bad that the tea will brew extremely light and tasteless. Having to change my review due to that.
At first I was in love with this strainer. But this is something that should last many years. After about 20 uses and washes (by hand), I noticed some weird fraying on the inside. Finally figured out there is some sort of metal mesh liner on the inside that isn't really noticeable until it begins to fall apart. I had to throw this away because it continued to peel off, and I just didn't like that. It became hard to clean, again because the inner netting was coming off. I have another strainer that is just like this, but it doesn't have anything like that on the inside and will last for many, many years for only $2 more than this one cost me.