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Tea Technique: How to Steep in a Cup-Top Infuser

For those for whom clutching a hot gaiwan is not at the top of their list of favorite activities, technology brings us the cup-top style infuser, a see-through, durable teamaker that's gaining popularity. Sold as the "auto-open" tea infuser by Kamjove, or the more affordably manufactured Piao I teapot, these infusers use a tea-and-water chamber that sits on top of a pitcher or cup, releasing the tea at the press of your finger once infusion is satisfactory. Magic! More

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