Give in to gimmickry.
This is clearly not the most practical design solution for a tea strainer. It won't trouble our house favourite for ease of cleaning.
Still, it is a well known fact that plenty of people like to brew their tea in miniature robots.
As Homer Simpson once said, "You don't win friends with salad". But we would add that you are virtually guaranteed the good favour of your peers if you present them with this fine contraption.