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reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
74 tasting notes

Perfect product for lazy tea drinkers! After steeping you can set the basket on the basket lid and forget about it. No need to get up again to dump out the tea before enjoying your cuppa!

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reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
475 tasting notes

This works well with chamomile, too! It took a quick scrub with my bottle brush to get it clean, but there’s nothing floating in my tea, and it was much easier to clean than my teaballs. I’m definitely picking up a few more of these!

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reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
475 tasting notes

I just bought this on Amazon and used it for the first time. I’ve been looking for a finer filter since I drink mostly herbal teas, and the stainless steel teaballs I have leave grit in the bottom of my cup if I’m drinking rooibos or honeybush and are really hard to clean if I make chamomile. I made a cup of Adagio’s Honeybush Hazelnut and there was a bit of very fine dust in the bottom of my cup, but no grittiness. It rinsed out easily with water, and I gave it a quick scrub with a bottle brush to make sure it was clean. I am a bit concerned about flavor contamination with the plastic, I have a couple of similar filters that I use for iced tea and they have taken on a bit of the scent and flavor of the teas I brew in them. With the iced tea I’ve taken to using one to brew black tea and one to brew hibiscus tea. I think I’ll do something similar with these filters since they come in four different colors. I’ll probably use the black one for rooibos/honeybush/roasted barley/brewing cocoa, the blue one for floral teas, the red one for fruity teas, and the green one for minty and herbaceous teas. It means I’ll need to buy three more filters, but I think it will be worth it. I’ll probably try this one with chamomile just to make sure it works before I buy another, though.

KiwiDelight

It’s interesting you’re using them like yixing pots. It does make sense. I have a ball infuser I’ve been using for a few years and it’s stained quite a bit from all sort of teas and herbs ad flowers.

rosebudmelissa

If it were all metal I wouldn’t be as concerned, but I know plastic picks up flavors and smells a lot more easily.

TeaExplorer

I use these for Western style brewing and have several … One for black teas, one for chai, etc. As you noted, they do work better than a teaball at keeping grittiness out of the cup.

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
2 tasting notes

I love this bit of kit!

Great for on the go I can take it to work or my parents should I fancy a brew and i also use it for Coffee as well as loose leaf tea!

I couldn’t live without it!

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90
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
891 tasting notes

I love almost everything about these filters. I have two mediums, and they fit perfectly into all of my cups, mostly 8oz, some 12. There’s lots of room inside for leaves to expand fully, and the superfine mesh is wonderful – only the very finest dust escapes. You will never find stray rooibos needles or fannings in your cup.

There are two things about these baskets that make me unable to rate them 100.

I find them aesthetically pretty blah. They’re very functional but not very beautiful.

And, the plastic frame traps smells more than all metal brew baskets. I find that with flavoured teas, it can be very difficult to get the fragrance out enough for it to not taint my next cup of tea, even with soap, bleach and soaking in hot water. The smell does fade fairly quickly if the basket dries completely, but it’s a pain.

Still, these are awesome brewing baskets and I haven’t found anything better.

DeliriumsFrogs

Yup. The smell trapping thing. I still love my finum, but I hate that it does that sometimes… I’ve also noticed that if I use strong smelling dish soap, that soapy smell can get absorbed. Even with that, though, I do love the thing. lol

whatshesaid

Are these better than the metal ones from Davidstea??

Sil

so weird. I’ve never had a problem with smell contamination. I own 5? of these. whatshesaid – imo yes.. but if you ever want to buy these and the cad $ stops sucking upton is generally the best pricing out there…but maybe not anymore with the exchange rate :(

Anlina

I haven’t tried the infuser from DAVIDs, so I’m not sure how fine the mesh is on those. The Finum has mesh that’s as fine as woven fabric, so pretty much nothing escapes.

I bought mine from Amazon.ca – a two pack for $19, and I have Prime, so no extra shipping. Upton definitely has the cheapest base price I’ve seen, but with the exchange rate and shipping maybe not the cheapest overall for Canadians.

OMGsrsly

The Finums are way finer than the metal filters from DavidsTea. :) I don’t have a Finum, but I have Takeya pitchers and they use this kind of mesh.

Jennkay

I just bought one of these off Amazon this week. Thanks for the heads up about strong smelling teas!

whatshesaid

hmm. I haven’t really had too much issue with Davidstea’s metal steeper… I think i would rather have a few errant floaties once in a while than have to worry about a plastic steeper that absorbs all the smells of every tea I drink.

although – denture tablets probably would work!

whatshesaid

well, i was on amazon checking them out and now I want one. I’m too easily influenced. PEER PRESSURE!!

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84
reviewed Hot Glass System 200 ml by Finum
517 tasting notes

I have the 5oz system, and I love it. I received this one for my birthday.

I like it a lot, but not quite as much as the 5oz one. I love the glass. The size is really nice. I like the filter, but I wish it had a little handle on it, like the 5oz size does. I also wish there was a little bit of a raised area in the tea hat/tray for the filter so it wasn’t sitting flat against the bottom. Otherwise, I really like it.

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reviewed Finum 5 oz. Hot Glass System by Finum
517 tasting notes

I love this! I’m lazy, and a cup with filter works really, really well for me. With this size, I can do what I call pseudo gongfu while at work. It’s just perfect. I love the size. It doesn’t get hot. It has a really nice feel in my hands.

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98
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
16 tasting notes

Found one of these today at a local coffee & tea shop’s ‘going out of business’ sale, feel like it was a smart investment. Very roomy, durable, and easy to clean, my only wish is that the lid fit tighter.

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
1 tasting notes

I have had a Finum for years, buy mine has a gold basket. It works great, is ultra fine, but the leaves unfurl well in the space allowed. And, yes I frequently re-steep tea!

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reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
59 tasting notes

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reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
31 tasting notes

I just got both the medium and large sized brew baskets. The large is narrow enough to fit a regular sized mug, so you don’t really need to have both (unless you need multiple brew baskets; I happen to need a spare at work.) The large worked great in my tea pot. And best part of all: in Deutschland hergestellt!

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
2 tasting notes

I use this every day. It’s great!!

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
6 tasting notes

You can’t go wrong with this mesh filter. Easy to clean and use! It catches most if not all smaller particles unlike the steel types. I am very happy about this purchase and will find myself purchasing another.

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
5 tasting notes

I love this thing! Affordable, durable, easy to wash.

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reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
1 tasting notes

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
6 tasting notes

This basket works great! It doesn’t let anything through except for the extremely fine dust in some low-quality teas, and then barely any of that can even get through.

It has room for the tea leaves to expand, and it’s super easy to clean.

I can’t think of anything that could be improved.

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
6 tasting notes

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
1 tasting notes

Now I have used a variety of tea infusers and my biggest complaint is that there are tea leaves in the bottom of my cup. This tea infuser prevents that. The mesh works wonders and I never find any tea particles in the bottom of my glass. I have two of these (medium) and they fit well in mugs, but also 2-3 cup tea pots. I highly recommend this infuser over any other infusers on the market.

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
31 tasting notes

I have this same tea filter, but its made by Teeli. It looks 100% like this. I bought it at 7,59€ from local internet store about year ago, and its still good.
http://www.teeli.com/englisch/products/index.html

I love this, its easy to wash, you can even but it in dishwasher. It fits perfectly in any cup, and gives lot of free space for tea leaves. And when you want to reuse the tea leaves, just lift the filter and put the cap under it, and leave it there. It doesn’t leak.

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
2 tasting notes

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89
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
5 tasting notes

The workhorse, the essential, if I had were to own only one piece of teaware, this would be that item. From short steeps of Chinese tea, to brewing up herbals and rooibos. If someone was new to tea and didn’t know what to buy this is what I would recommend.

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100
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
1 tasting notes

I just love this. I fully agree with the other reviews, this is the best filter to brew rooibos or others that have tiny leafs. By far the best in this price-range.

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97
reviewed Brewing Basket by Finum
103 tasting notes

Super fine mesh great for brewing rooibos and CTC black tea. It easily fits in almost all of my mugs.

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