I never had the need for a tea ball strainer because I steep my tea in a pot, which has a built-in strainer so leaves don’t get poured into your cup.
Recently, however, I seem to have brought my tea drinking frenzy to the office, where I don’t have a teapot but a coffee cup. I’m getting sick of green tea in a teabag which tastes only half as good as tea steeped from loose leaves.
Yesterday I bought this dual tea ball strainer from Gourdo’s. Only for 95 pesos. Dual because half of it is made from the usual stainless steel metal with little holes, and half is made of stainless steel mesh. It has a little lock so the tea leaves won’t fall out while steeping.
Now I can enjoy loose leaf tea anywhere there is a cup and hot water.