If you just want to get started making tea without investing in many different accessories or teapots, this is the fastest and easiest way to get you started.
You don't want to just use any strainers to strain your tea. Forget about the tea ball. Those tea balls break after a few uses. This one will last you forever, until you lose it, of course. The small space in the normal tea ball also prevents your tea leaves from expanding, which as a result makes your tea taste weaker. This strainer, in contrast, has enough room for any type of tea leaves to expand and release all their flavors.
Use about 2 teaspoons of your favorite tea inside the strainer and put it in your favorite cup. Pour the hot water into your cup and steep about 4–5 minutes. Remove the strainer and your tea is ready to drink. That's how easy it is!