I don’t know the name of this little thing but its used to make tea. Its a metal mesh ball, used to keep tea leaves inside and under the water. I use it for making chrysanthemum tea using dried chrysanthemum flowers, and because the flowers float, they don’t completely open up, so I wanted this to keep the flowers under water.
I let the flowers soak for a few minutes then mix some honey in the tea. Then a cup of warm chrysanthemum tea with honey is made!