The beauty of tea infuser balls is that you can use them in teapots as well as in individual mugs. Because they are on a chain, they are easier to manoeuvre than tea infuser spoons.
Here are the best tea infuser mesh balls available:
Swedish Traditions Mesh Ball
This is a 2 inch mesh ball, that is made from stainless steel.
This is my top recommendation because the mesh is extremely fine which means it doesn’t allow leaves through, unlike most other tea balls.
You can also get it in 2.5 inches and 3 inches (I’ve added both below):
Chrome Tea Infuser Ball
This chrome tea ball is 1.5 inches high by 1.25 inches wide. It has a hook at the end of it’s chain so you can hook it to the side of your cup.
It’s easy to clean, the two halves come apart in the middle – just be aware that because of the tight fit the edges can be a bit sharp, so take care when handling.
Heart Shaped Stainless Steel Mesh Tea Infuser
This is made of stainless steel and is 2.5 inches in diameter.
It can hold quite a lot of leaves, so measure carefully before you add them, there’s no need to fill it completely.
It is dishwasher safe.
If you are uncertain about using balls, I recommend looking at the page on teasticks in the sidebar.