What is the best method for brewing loose tea?
In searching to see if this has been asked before, it seems as though there are quite a few tea drinkers here among the Wootizens. I have recently delved into the world of loose teas, and currently use the Perfectea Tea maker from Teavana. It is a royal pain to clean, and now I think it may have gotten scummy beyond help. I'd like a simpler method, perhaps a ball, or something to put in a travel mug?
There seem to be a wide range of products and prices out there...how much does price matter in something like this?