This is the most common tea infuser used with loose leaf tea enthusiasts and is made from Grade 18/8 Stainless steel. It has a pinch clasp which makes filling the infuser easier. Simply place your teaspoon of loose leaf tea inside the clasp and close. Whisk in your hot water to infuse your tea. Great for new tea users or for traveling. Works best for broadleaf loose teas, not ideal for rooibos, chamomile, or other small leaf teas. We recommend a tea press or fillable bags for small leaf teas.