Just like the additionally coated GTF100, the STF100 tea infuser is made of 18/10 stainless steel and is suitable for small pots, cups or tea kettles due to its height of approx. 6.5 cm. It is dishwasher safe, corrosion protected and easy to clean due to its smooth filter surface.
With height about 8.5 cm and diameter about 8 cm, the medium filter is suitable for tea cups or small pots. The material (18/10 stainless steel foil with gold hard titanium layer, funnel and lid plastic) makes it easy to clean and dishwasher safe. The lid can also be used as a stand or drip holder.
The STF200 is also about 8.5 cm high and about 8 cm in diameter, so it fits cups or small teapots. The 18/10 stainless steel filter liner ensures durability and easy care. The plastic lid can also be used as a stand to place the filter as drip holder.
The GTF300 fits normal or larger teapots, the height is about 12 cm, the diameter (top) is about 8 cm. The large tea gold filter is also made of 18/10 stainless steel, gold-plated with hard titanium, molded plastic funnel and lid, which can also be used as a foot for storage or drip holder.
The difference from the GTF300 is only the additional coating of the golden filter. The dimensions are identical, again the lid serves as a stand to place the filter. The stainless steel filter foil makes it robust, durable and easy to clean, of course also in the dishwasher.
Basically we recommend loose tea for the taste and quality development of tea in a tea strainer, tea egg and tea filter. seleXions offers with its tea filters for the cup, mug or pot a range of high quality stainless steel filters with defined micro-openings for optimal swelling of the tea to ensure a naturally unadulterated tea flavor during infusion.
The use of loose tea blends allows a better development of the tea aroma due to the optimal swelling in the strainer or filter. SeleXions tea filters are designed to fit the size of the cup, mug or teapot so that not too many tea leaves are put into the filter. Here a comparison can be made with the tea bag: A tea bag for a cup of tea of about 200 ml to 250 ml requires very little space and can still swell a little. A tea filter containing a similar or equal amount of tea already offers 5 to 10 times the volume for the tea to swell. However, oversized filters or filter inserts can also be disadvantageous due to their size, as they also allow the tea water to cool down more quickly.
It is true that the quality of the water has an influence on the taste of tea, because water that is too hard can impair the development of the taste - i.e. the aroma - of tea. Water filters or filter cartridges are used to soften the water. However, this does not have to be the case, because when the water is boiled, the carbonate hardness precipitates and the lime deposits at the bottom of the pot. As a result, boiled water is already quite soft and can be used for tea preparation without hesitation.
For loose tea, guideline values for tea preparation are usually included on the packaging. If you buy loose tea in a specialty store, you will always receive precise preparation instructions from the salesperson for each tea and blend. The following data are to be understood as purely guideline values:
|Tea type||Gram/||Brewing time||Water temperature|
|Black tea||2 to 3 g||2 to 3 min||95 to 98°C|
|Green tea||2 to 3 g||approx. 2 min||80 to 85°C|
|White tea||2 to 3 g||up to 5 min||75 to 80°C|
|Herbal tea||2 to 3 g||5 to 10 min||boiling water|
|Fruit tea||3 to 4 g||up to 10 min||boiling water|