Re: I wonder if ...
A tea pot with a cosy is the best way for a consistent brew
We've got a metal mesh cylinder that sits in the top of the tea pot (the tea pot lid then sits over it) and the tea leaves go into the mesh cylinder.
Which means disposing of the tea leaves into the compost bin is a whole lot easier. And, as a bonus, said cylinder sits neatly into the top of my favourite tea mugs , thus making it easy to make a single mug of tea without having to resort to the bags of floor sweepings.
 Holds about 1/2 litre.