The benefits from loose leaf tea are astounding. Because the leaves are larger in size they contain more oils, flavor, and aroma than ready to use tea bags, which have dried up broken bits and pieces. It is also less expensive because you only need to use a fraction of the tea! Now, let's talk about the convenience factor. With our 1 3/4" stainless steel loose leaf tea infuser you can easily and conveniently carry your loose tea with you anywhere. Scoop up some tea, and drop the infuser into boiling water, it's as easy as that! Why settle for less when you are traveling or eating out, this is just as easy as a teabag minus the waste...and it is much better tasting!