Originally Posted by jpmcgrew
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 ...