When it comes to tea balls and infusers, we're super picky. This is by far the best infuser we have been able to find and we tested quite a few. We love that it's compact. The Easy Tea Maker we also sell, is super convenient and works like a charm, but we get feedback that we need something compact. Here it is! If you need to you can add your tea, close, steep and push the excess out of the infuser, all with 1 hand. So if you're a busy mom with your hands full or at the office, this compact infuser is your best solution.