A mote spoon was a small slotted teaspoon to help with serving loose tea. It was used to fish out floating tea leaves from a cup.
A tea ball is a small mesh or perforated enclosure designed to hold loose tea leaves while they are being steeped in hot water. The purpose is to provide a way to remove tea leaves all at once quickly and easily from brewed tea.
A tea press is a pot with a strainer attached to a plunger. The plunger works with the strainer to separate tea leaves from the brewed tea to be poured into a cup.
Tea strainers are small strainers used in the serving of tea made from loose dried tea leaves. The strainers are either designed to sit over the top of a tea cup, or be held there.
Tea trappings, in the strictest sense of the term, are devices literally used to “trap” loose tea leaves. In the broader sense of the term, however, it means any of the accoutrements involved in the preparation, presentation, serving, and enjoyment of tea.