Grade 18/8 Stainless steel. This stainless steel mesh pincer will steep one individual cup or up to 32 oz of your favorite loose leaf tea. This pincer is very versatile. You can steep 32 oz of hot tea and then add ice or refrigerate for deliciously refreshing iced tea. If steeping for a group, you can steep your tea hot and serve everyone at once. No need for your guest to wait for a second cup.