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OXO Good Grips Twisting Tea Ball

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  • Twisting feature makes filling with a large amount loose leaf tea a breeze
  • Long, stainless steel neck accommodates most cups and mugs
  • Works with all loose leaf teas and is also great for herbs and spices
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Patent pending
  • BPA free
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OXO Good Grips Twisting Tea Ball + Prepworks from Progressive International GT-3931 Stainless Steel Mesh Tea Ball + Premium Loose Leaf Tea Infuser By Schefs - Stainless Steel - Single Cup - Perfect Strainer for Loose Leaf Tea
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Product Details

Color: Silver | Package Quantity: 1
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 10.5 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008H2JMFW
  • Item model number: 1410280
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (354 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,728 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Color: Silver | Package Quantity: 1

OXO Good Grips Tea Ball:

Loose leaf tea just got a lot less complicated. The OXO Good Grips Twisting Tea Ball makes it easy to scoop up the desired amount of loose leaf tea. The twisting feature ensures that a generous amount of tea leaves stays inside the Ball while you close it. The spinning design also makes the Tea Ball easy to clean. The Twisting Tea Ball has a long, stainless steel neck to accommodate many different sizes of mugs and cups, and the soft, non-slip grip makes stirring comfortable. The Twisting Tea Ball is also great for steeping herbs and spices.

It’s the Little Things:

At OXO, we consistently develop products that address even the tiniest of pet peeves, because we know it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. Sometimes at OXO, tools are introduced because they are the pet projects of our employees. OXO’s president, Alex Lee, is an avid tea drinker and encouraged the development of our Tea Ball. Each detail, even the shape of the holes, was carefully thought out over five years of development. The result? A Tea Ball that has quickly become a favorite of tea enthusiasts everywhere.

Features & Benefits:

  • Scoop: Generous head and twisting feature makes filling the Tea Ball with a large amount loose leaf tea a breeze
  • Steep: Long, stainless steel neck accommodates most cups and mugs for convenient stirring; length also allows it to rest on the side of mugs for prolonged steeping
  • Comfort: Soft, non-slip grip on handle makes twisting and stirring easy and comfortable
  • Cleaning: Twisting the bottom of the handle after use self-scoops wet tea leaves from the Tea Ball, making clean up a breeze; dishwasher safe and BPA free




  • Good Tip:

    The Tea Ball works best with whole-leaf teas, such as pearl teas, full-leaf green teas and large-leaf black teas. Small- or broken-leaf teas are best used with a fine mesh strainer such as the OXO Good Grips 3” Mini Strainer.

    and BPA free



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    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Easy to clean.
    Michele Stauffer
    The holes are a bit too large, so there are little bits of tea leaves that escape the bulb.
    Hong Phi Tran
    Its very sturdy and works well.
    Ziloni

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    120 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Warren in California on November 5, 2012
    Color Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
    I have used the common spring loaded, mesh tea infusers for years. I found that the halves don't always line up and hinges invariably got loose and then broke. I found the mesh balls were messy to clean up. I recently purchased three new infusers of various types because they operated differently and looked different. This is functionally the best of the three. This one is easy to load. It is also easy to unload and clean. I rotate the cover back and tap the handle on the edge of the trash/compost bin and the leaves fall out. It is easy to rinse the remaining leaves out as the infuser is sheet metal with small holes rather than the mesh tea infuser I replaced. I have only had some loose sediment at the bottom of the mug when using very fine loose tea or when I am getting the tea dust that collects at the bottom of the can. I have had several comments on the infuser from other tea drinkers who have never seen one. I brew my tea in a 20 ounce mug and the infuser easily holds a big enough load for a robust mug of tea. The ball may take up a too much space and it might look a little awkward in a small mug or teacup. If the handle sticks out too far it could be accidentally knocked out or tipped over. The mechanism is a stem that rotates in a hollow handle with half the tea ball connected to the stem and the other half connected to the handle. If there are weak points it would be where the halves are attached. I don't know if liquid gets into the handle but being stainless steel, it should not develop rust. I have used this every day for about a month and a half and have had no problems. I would recommend this with no reservations.
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    22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mystic Cook on December 30, 2012
    Color Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
    This tea infuser works great! It is perfect for most tall mugs. I have been tea drinker for more than 40 years and I find this infuser to be very easy to fill, steep and clean. The ball halves fit perfectly with a slight but positive edge when closed. I have never had a problem with tea leaves left behind in the bottom of my cup. Note: the size noted in the product description is incorrect. This infuser is only 7.5 inches long. It is the packaging that is 10.5 inches long.
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    47 of 60 people found the following review helpful By W. Cintron on January 20, 2013
    Color Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
    Q: How Small a Tea Leaf Can Escape?

    The structure of this twisting tea-ball is two stainless-steel hemispheres nested inside each other. The seal is not perfect, or it would most likely not slide open and closed, the size of the gap at its weakest is the "equator" of our sphere when it's closed, a distance of about a third of a millimeter is left in the two spots closest to the handle. Everywhere else is actually pretty spot on. The outside is covered in tiny holes about 1 millimeter wide. So it's not a cheesecloth, but it's admirable at imprisoning loose tea leaves.

    A: So tea leaves smaller than Dill weed can escape if you're a particularly rough stirrer. Under general use none of the loose tea I used seems to escape. Excellent performance there.

    Q: Is it prone to gunking up?

    Mercifully, if cleaned with a spray nozzle as available on many kitchen sinks, you can just mostly close up the ball and spray soapy water into the gap left, and then rotate it the opposite way to completely clean both sides of the stainless steel hemispheres, and it's really quick and easy to do. By hand I find it can require extra time to clean completely, but still fine.

    A: Not if you use a sink sprayer to clean it. By hand? Takes longer, still comes out clean.

    Q: Does it rust or otherwise suck after longer use?

    Surprisingly I've had no rusting on the thing, probably the only metal in my whole kitchen that doesn't want to rust the second it meets the water (we have some hard-water issues here.) There also don't seem to be any ridiculously-placed or cheap-build hollow spots that water sneaks into in the tube or handle, so it continues to rotate smoothly and easily after these couple months of use.

    A: Miraculously, no! It sucks very little in fact.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Daniel R on December 2, 2013
    Color Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
    At first I loved it, then after about 6 weeks the spring that hold the piece on the bottom stretched out now it doesn't really stay in place. You can get something much nicer for your money! Be careful!
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    19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Trikcee on November 6, 2012
    Color Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
    I wanted oxo brand for my Arthritis, as I have found their kitchen tools to be very comfortable to use. This little guy can sit in your cup until your tea is at the strength you prefer, then with a small stir, can be set aside. It opens easily with a twist, and stays closed nicely while in use. Easy to empty and clean. Now my favorite.
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    10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Beckasaurus on January 2, 2013
    Color Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
    It is the easiest to load with tea due to the design where the lid rotates out of the way. The type of tea ball with the hinge always made scooping tea out a difficult task. It is sturdy and easy to use. While it does let the really fine particles through since it isn't a mesh screen, it keeps all but the tiniest from getting through. I have purchased two of these, one for home and one for work and thrown all my other ones out.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MrOregon on July 13, 2014
    Color Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
    I wish I could rate this higher but it does appear to have one non-small flaw, the holes are pretty large. There are similar reviews on here and I have to echo those, which is that it would be nice if the holes were a bit smaller

    That being said, I certainly wouldn't give it one star, as it does still work quite well, and if your tea is free from bits of dust, then there's no problem; however, I have found that even the better teas generally have some broken leaves in them, and enough that they might slip through the cracks.

    The design of the infuser is great, with the easy twist on the bottom and the long rod design. I still use it day to day and just try and shake the ball out as much as possible after filling it with tea, but compared to other tea infusers (with a more tight mesh) I end up with a lot more specks of tea in my cup than I'd like.

    All in all it's wroth 3 stars, because it is just OK. If the mesh ball had smaller holes it would easily be 5 stars, but alas, it does not.
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