I am looking for a good system to make loose leaf tea at my workplace. The main requirements are that the tea tastes good and it is easy to clean in the toilet sink without much equipment. Bonus points if it's microwaveable, since I find that slightly more practical than an electric kettle.
I have considered:
cup with a ceramic or glass strainer. Doubts: is the mesh fine enough, or would it let the smaller leaves through?
steel strainers. Doubts: do they affect the water taste? Can they be closed tightly, or would they let the smaller leaves through? Is the steel mesh microwavreable?
cotton strainers. Doubts: do they dry in a reasonable time? Do they get dark and dirty after a few uses?
fillable disposable tea bags. Doubts: are they viable for a single person? They look quite expensive
French press, ingenuitea, or other similar contraptions. Doubts: they don't look easy to clean at all. Are they microwaveable?
What is your experience? Do you recommend (or suggest to avoid) one of these methods, or a new one?
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