The aroma and taste of loose-leaf tea offers sensory pleasures no bagged tea can match, but the hassle of straining the leaves keeps a lot of people from enjoying it on a regular basis. Sidestep the mess with innovative tea accessories. Strand Tea Company's Tea Tiger features a strainer that screws on to a heat-safe commuter-style cup. You sip the tea through the strainer, and the leaves stay in the main compartment. Another company, Wisdom Wands, offers a different approach: Loose leaves go directly into your mug with hot water, and you sip the tea through a glass wand that strains it.