This classic metal tea strainer is an essential part of every loose leaf tea drinker’s wares. It’s perfect for placing or holding over most cups and pitchers. Its fine metal filter catches mostly all of the undesired dust that inevitably end up in loose leaf teas. This strainer is also very easy to clean. Simply running water through the filter seems to do the trick most of the time. Be gentle with the filter when washing. Because it is so fine and thin it might dislodge under too much force.