Designed and made in Japan and available on Amazon (what isn't?), this is the smartest and most practical tea accessory I've seen in my entire life. For those who love loose leaf tea (good stuff is here), myself included, this strainer is both a scoop and then sits inside your cup itself while the tea steeps. Afterwards, the little strainer pulls out by the loop and can be placed in its stand. Stainless steel, ABS resin and dishwasher safe.