Tea press for coffee or tea preparation
Birth of a classic: The beginnings of today’s coffee and tea press
Originally, the press filter pot was used as a coffee maker. But the vessel with the characteristic sieve insert is far beyond this function. For some years now, tea lovers have also been appreciating the advantages of a stamp pot and using it as a tea press.
Who exactly invented the coffee press / tea press is not known. The first models in which powder or leaves could be pressed to the ground with a stamp date back to around 1850. Even at that time, the sieve insert contained a filter that retained unwanted suspended matter in the pot. It was further developed by the Italian designers Attilio Calimani and Giulio Moneta and finally patented as a coffee press / tea press.
Nomen est omen: The various designations of the coffee and tea press
The press filter can began its actual triumphal march under the name “Chambord”. It goes back to the Swiss Falerio Bondanini, who had the jug made of glass and combined it with a stainless steel frame. In the British region, the coffee maker designed in this way was marketed as “Cafétiere Classic”; however, it was usually simply called Coffee Press. It also received its own designations in other countries. Most of them allude to his origin or his principle: French press, coffee squeezer or piston or stamp jug are still among the most common names in the tea press today.
The change from coffee maker to tea press with multiple uses: The tea press as versatile tableware
The function of the coffee press / tea press has remained almost unchanged. Apart from more powerful filters, almost nothing has been added to the classic model. But they have favoured the change from coffee to tea maker / tea press. Due to the much finer perforation, the leaves of loose teas are reliably held back and allow enjoyment without additional tea strainer. In addition, each user of a press filter can / tea press can individually determine the brewing time of his favourite drink: As soon as the stamp is pressed down in the tea machine, the release of the tannins and bitter substances is reduced, so that a fine aromatic infusion comes out of the tea press.
Who prefers the preparation with tea bags, can also use the press punch pot, because by its appealing design the tea press is also suitable as tableware. Only one thing should not be done by users of the practical teapot: use the sieve insert as a coffee press, because the coffee aromas settle in the filter and can still pass into the tea press or tea even after a long time. For this reason, a second press filter pot is recommended, which is used exclusively as a coffee maker and is never used as a tea press.
Always good: More than just a tea press. But even real tea lovers who don’t drink coffee anyway should consider buying several teapots or a second tea press – because depending on the variety, perforated sieves are necessary. While fruit and herbal teas tolerate a coarser filter, the tea strainer for green or black tea must be much finer. In order not to falsify the aromas in the tea press, intensively tasting infusions should be prepared in a separate press pot.
Tea press Instructions: Step 1
Pour the tea directly into the bottle or tea strainer. The amount depends on the type of tea and the desired strength of the tea. We recommend 2 to 8 grams.
Tea press Instructions: Step 2
Fill the hot water directly into the bottle and close the lid. Let the tea brew for 1 to 3 minutes. Depending on the tea, you can infuse your tea up to four times.
Tea press Instructions: Step 3
The tea is drunk directly from the bottle. The bottle is designed for drinking directly from the bottle. A transfer into a cup is not necessary.
- double-walled borosilicate glass
- Hot up to 1h hot
- Cold up to 2h cold
- 100% tight / BPA free
- easy cleaning
- Tea filter and tea strainer