Do you have a "junk drawer" at your house? The tea cabinet in my kitchen has a "tea junk drawer," and it was time to clean it out the other day because it contained way too many things I haven't actually used in years.
Chief among them: these metal infusers-on-a-chain. I'll bet most of you have some of these too, don't you? I started collecting them when I first got interested in teatime. In later years, though, I found myself using disposable paper teabags or filtering teapots to make loose leaf tea, so I no longer need to use these types of infusers.
I don't necessarily want to get rid of them, though, because I might change my mind about using them one day. Also, I've seen old infusers used as Christmas tree ornaments! Not sure what I can do with old tea strainers I don't use any more, but I'll hang on to them just in case.
I had an empty hat box in my craft room upstairs, so for now these old tea things have a home there instead of cluttering up my tea junk drawer!