This attractive sand timer is the perfect gauge for any tea type. Whether you are brewing black leaves or an herbal for 5 minutes, an oolong for 4, or even a white tea for 3 minutes, this has a setting for you. The design has 3 individual hourglasses, with a setting for a light, medium, or strong brew, all encased in a brushed stainless-steel frame that can be read from both sides. It measures just under 4 inches tall, so it will not take up a lot of space. Just pour water over your tea leaves and flip over your timer, then watch the sand trickle down. No batteries are needed. Makes a great gift idea to bundle with your tea purchase.