Most people use teabags, because they're convenient. But, most unique and distinguished teas come in loose leaf form. By using loose leaf tea you also get the freshest tea, without bleached bag packaging (the classic tea bag). Have it all with the HIC Snap Mesh Tea Ball Infuser. This stainless steel devise allows you to have loose leaf tea with the ease and convenience of tea bag teas. Make tea fresh and exciting. Simply scoop your favorite loose leaf tea in scoop and place scoop into cup of hot water. Squeeze operated mechanical handle allows easy opening and secure closing. Made from 18/8 stainless steel so ball and screws will not rust or corrode. 1.5-inch tea ball. Packaged in attractive green packaging with Harold's Coffee & Tea printed on the front.