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Gourd Tea Strainer

Price: $6.50

In the past customers have asked for a strainer to use when pouring tea from the pot into the pitcher, but we've resisted. First, most strainers are metal; according to traditional tea culture, there shouldn't be any metal at the tea table because it conflicts with tea's nature as a wood element.

Second, because of the quality of our tea, you won't find many fannings ("tea dust," the contents of a typical commercial teabag) that need to be filtered out.

And third, we believe in keeping it simple and don't want a lot of tea tchotchkes cluttering the table. However, for those who prefer strained tea, we're pleased to introduce our new Gourd Tea Strainer, hand-crafted to our specifications in Taiwan. Made from a dried hulu gourd with nylon mesh carefully hand-sewn into the bowl, our strainer is sized to nestle into the mouth of a standard-sized pitcher and makes quick work of removing the stray leaf that may escape from your teapot. It's an elegant, traditional, and natural addition to your collection of tea implements.

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
cleaning gourd tea strainer October 5, 2015
Reviewer: Elizabeth Balbin from United States  
I was wondering how to clean/keep clean the Gourd Tea Strainer

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Good September 18, 2015
Reviewer: Mark Sciscenti from Santa Fe, NM United States  
This is a good tea strainer, however it needs a piece on the end to hold it in place onto a cup when straining the tea. I often make 12oz at a time and need to strain it into a large mouth jar or cup and the strainer falls into the cup.

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Excellent service and quality products! May 13, 2015
Reviewer: David Baltzer from St Louis, MO United States  
I just received my latest tea ware purchase, traditional gourd strainer.  Imperial tea leaves are always the very finest and so are all the products.  Great customer service!  Thank you.

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appreciate gourd selected September 13, 2014
Reviewer: Robert Aldag from Paradise Valley, AZ United States  
I asked for the widest gourd available so that it fits over my teacups and ITC tea pitchers.  The one I received was wide enough.  thanks

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