The Heart Tea Strainer from Beehive Handmade is hand cast in lead free pewter and inspired by vintage kitchenware to be sturdy, functional as well as beautiful. For a delicious cup of tea, steep one tablespoon of loose tea for each person plus one for the teapot. Once brewed to the desired strength, place the strainer over your tea cup and pour. The strainer will catch the tea leaves, and the accompanying rest holds the strainer, protecting your table from drips. Please hand wash this set to keep it looking its best.