The Camellia Tea Strainer is hand wash only; it is not dishwasher safe.
Use non-abrasive mild detergent and wipe with soft, non-abrasive rags to gently remove any excess tea. Lemon-based detergents or detergents containing bleach are best avoided.
The strainer must be dried thoroughly and immediately. Allowing it to air dry leads to tarnishing.
If the strainer becomes tarnished, a silver cloth or silver mitt can be used. Over time it is only natural that the silver will tarnish as tarnishing happens when silver is in contact with air particles.