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Old 09-16-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Looking for a sleek tea press

I want to start brewing my own tea and so far I've decided on the Breville electric kettle but I still need a tea press. I like to have modern looking things and so finding a tea press has been sort of difficult since most are cast iron and old fashioned looking. But I did find one from Bodum that was really cool.


Does anyone know of any other tea presses that are similar to this one or just others that would fit well in a modern styled kitchen?



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Old 09-16-2007, 12:34 PM   #2
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What's the difference between a tea pot and a tea press? OR is it jsut different trerminology for the same thing?

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Old 09-16-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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I am not 100% positive but I think a teapot is something that you heat the water on the stovetop whereas a tea press is only for brewing the tea (pour already hot water into the press along with the tea leaves). I could be mistaken though... I am no expert.
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:50 PM   #4
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Isn't a tea press and a coffee press the same thing?
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by jpmcgrew View Post
Isn't a tea press and a coffee press the same thing?
Yes, but a tea press is generally smaller (4 cups vs. 8 cups) ...

But really, if you have a great boiling vessel, anything that will hold loose tea would be great. Personally, I love the tea pot I have and then found a wonderful, spring loaded, 2 tbl. holding, loose tea dipper (you pinch it like a tweezer and the basket splits in half so you can fill it and then steep in your water). I found it makes better tea (I can let it steep as long as I like) and can serve a better variety of people (for instance, I like my tea stronger than my sister ... with 4 of these little utinsels, 4 people can make tea to their liking).

Just my perspective ...
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:08 PM   #6
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Look at the miraculous tea brewer from Tea Gershwender. I use this every morning, it make having good tea (loose leaf tea) a total snap

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