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Tea Sock

Tea Sock

The classic tea sock or tea net. This cotton net allows you to steep the tea in the pot for precisely the desired amount of time, ensuring the whole pot of tea remains at the perfect strength.

The net will stain over time (to the colour of tea) but generally this does not alter the flavors produced (some would say it actually enhances them). One thing to remember is that if the net is used to make highly flavored teas like tarry souchong or mint teas it will carry the flavour to the next brew (a nice Darjeeling tainted with mint may not be that pleasant). To prevent this you can either wash the tea socks between brews or use specific socks for the flavored teas.