I was away in Japan for the 2015 Culinary Tour to Japan with Hiroko, for over 20 days. Towards the end of my stay in Tokyo I rushed to several stores to look for the best tea strainer to use to make my morning breakfast tea back in New York. As I have mentioned in my latest blog – Japanese Tea and Chinese Tea -, I decided to shift from tea bag tea to loose leaf tea. There were several tea strainer choices at several department stores, but all were made in small sizes – less than 1/4 cup size. I wanted to find a larger strainer (which needs to fit in my morning cup, though), which allows my tea leaves fully blossom in hot water. After 2 days of tiring search on foot, here you are I found this fantastic, modern, cool tea strainer.
Since I have returned to New York, I have been enjoying my breakfast tea with loose tea leaf prepared in this cool tea strainer. Every morning I am reminded of precision, technology and cool design, which my country skills to bring out to the world. The photos and some comments on my recent tour will be posted soon.