We went to Houston today to run a few errands and I ended up getting a great little tea set! Go to World Market and get one for yourself ($4.99 plus tax!) The set comes with a tea cup, loose tea strainer and steeping lid:
Place the strainer inside the cup and add your loose tea leaves or herbs:
Pour in your hot water and put the lid on to steep:
The cup is nice and heavy and retains the heat a long time. It was the perfect cup of tea for watching a spectacular sunset!
Edited to add:
For some AWESOME bulk herb teas, check out: Mountain Rose Herbs