This Joie Bloom Floating Tea Infuser makes it fun to steep a fresh and flavorful cup of loose leaf tea. Fill the infuser halfway with loose tea so tea leaves have room to fully expand. Place the Infuser into a tea cup or mug and pour in just boiled water. Bloom will steep tea as it floats. Steep tea for 3 minutes to release the essential oils for a maximum infusion of aroma and flavor. Once desired brew strength is achieved, set the infuser aside to cool before emptying and cleaning. Great for making mulled cider, too. Fill with desired spices instead of tea. Made from 18/8 stainless steel and BPA-free plastic. It's fun to use, easy to fill, reusable and more economical than using disposable tea bags. Hand wash in warm, soapy water.