Tea balls

tea ball

noun
a small ball of perforated metal or other material in which tea leaves are placed to be immersed in hot water to make tea.

Origin:
1900–05

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tea ball
 
n
chiefly (US) a perforated metal ball filled with tea leaves and put in boiling water to make tea

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