HIC’s Pierced Mini Tea Infuser hangs into mugs or tea cups to steep a more robust and flavorful brew. Easy to use. Simply fill the loose leaf tea infuser halfway with tea leaves, allowing loose tea ample room to fully expand. Hook the Infuser to the inside of the cup and pour in just-boiled water. Steep tea no less than 3 minutes to release its essential oils and maximize the brewed infusion with aroma and flavor. Once tea is steeped to desired strength, remove the Tea Infuser and enjoy the freshly brewed cup of tea.