This modern alternative to the tea ball diffuser
is a spring-loaded wand that can be filled with enough of your favorite loose tea leaves to make the perfect cup. The stainless steel and plastic contraption by Germany's Floz Designs doubles as a stirrer, eliminating two small everyday waste cases.
About $22; Chiasso
or MoMA Store
; For loose teas try Stash Teas, Tea Guys,
or Alice's Tea Cup