This mini tea ball is a great way to brew loose leaf tea easily. Simply fill this ball with a spoonful of your favorite loose leaf, close it up, and steep just like a teabag. The 1.25 inch diameter gives the tea plenty of room to expand in the ball, giving you the perfect cuppa every time, although this small size is intended mostly for mug use. Made from 18/8 stainless steel, this tea ball is easy to clean as well. Simply open it up, shake the used tea out, and rinse well.