There's more to this elegant tea straw than meets the eye! It doubles as a tea strainer. For use with any loose tea, you can steep the tea right in your cup and then sip through the straw-strainer. Traditionally used with Yerba Mate, we love sipping our Child's Pose, Mantra Mint, Raspberry Earl White and the Almond Matcha with this straw. Carry it with you out to restaurants too and save our oceans from plastic straw waste! Also this is a magical accessory to use with iced teas.