FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the tea infuser showing my design thereof;
FIG. 2 is a front view thereof;
FIG. 3 is a rear view thereof;
FIG. 4 is a left side view thereof;
FIG. 5 is a right side view thereof;
FIG. 6 is a top view thereof;
FIG. 7 is a bottom view thereof;
FIG. 8 is a front cross-sectional view thereof taken along line 8—8 of FIG. 6; and,
FIG. 9 is an enlarged view of a mesh-like construction usable in the areas encompassed by the white dotted lines in FIGS. 1–8.
A new and original design for the tea infuser is shown in FIGS. 1–8. The tea infuser shown in FIGS. 1–8 includes three substantially rectangular screen or mesh-like areas around the walls of the tea infuser. The borders of these areas are shown in dotted white line and, as can be seen, the areas are laterally spaced from each other. Each mesh area has rows of apertures, each row extending over the width of the area, the rows of apertures extending along the length of the area. FIG. 9 shows a portion of a typical mesh-like construction of each area.