Saturday, July 21, 2007
West German Tea Infuser
One of my antique store finds last weekend was this side-clasping tea infuser, the back of which is marked "W. Germany." There are no other marks, so I don't know who made this piece, but I found it interesting because of the mark and because it opens from the side. Most of the teaspoon style infusers I've seen feature a spring mechanism that causes the two halves of the spoon to spring open, clamshell-style.
I tried this one out and it didn't work as perfectly as I'd like, because there was a little "air" at the top of the closed spoon where some of the tea leaves slipped out.
Still, for $3, this was an interesting piece to add to an always-growing collection of tea accoutrements.