How to brew tea in a French press
Even though the French press is traditionally considered to be designed for the coffee preparation, it is perfect for brewing tea and various herbs that don’t need long infusing. It is more convenient to use at work than at home, because you will drink natural tea and not the one from the tea bags. Moreover, the French press doesn’t look like a household good as a teapot. There is nothing easier than brewing tea in a French press.
- Some loose tea
- French press
- Some hot water
Fill the French press glass with the loose tea. The quantity depends on your taste and the size of the leaf: if it is big, I usually put about 2 tea spoons for 7 oz (200 ml) of water. If the leaf is small, one tea spoon will be enough.
It would be better to pour the tea with the hot water that has just began to boil and not with the boiling water. It is said that this way the drink will be less bitter and its flavor will be richer.
Cover the glass with the French press cover for 2-3 minutes, but don’t lower the piston yet.
Having waited for a couple of minutes, lower the plunger (or simply the piston) separating the tea leaves from the drink itself.
Pour the tea into a cup and drink it with pleasure (it is the most important thing).
- Many tea experts recommend first to drain the water you have poured your tea with and then to start brewing tea. First of all, the tea leaf is washed this way, secondly, you will get a more intensive tea taste and flavor.
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