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How to brew tea with a french press

HOW TO BREW TEA WITH A FRENCH PRESS 


IN THIS GUIDE WE'LL GO OVER HOW TO BREW TEA WITH A FRENCH PRESS

This method is ideal for brewing a single cup of tea (or multiple cups, depending on the size of your french press) as you can easily control the amount of water used and you don’t need large amounts of water to submerge the tea leaves. The tea leaves rest on the bottom of the french press so this isn’t an issue (compared to a teapot with an infuser where the tea leaves rest in the middle or even towards the top of the teapot). The french press offers a low-waste, convenient, and easy process for brewing tea.


WHAT YOU'LL NEED
◦ FRENCH PRESS
◦ TEA LEAVES
◦TEASPOON OR SCOOP
◦ POT OR KETTLE TO BOIL WATER
◦ FRESH WATER (PREFERABLY FILTERED)
◦ YOUR FAVORITE TEA CUP
STEP 1
ADD THE TEA LEAVES
Measure 1 rounded teaspoon (~2 grams) of tea leaves per 1 cup (8 ounces) of water to equal 1 cup of tea. Pour the leaves into the french press.
STEP 2
ADD THE WATER
 Add boiling or hot water to the french press. Follow instructions on your tea packaging for recommended water temperature. (Find general water temps here.)
STEP 3
STEEP THE TEA
Place the lid on the french press but don’t push down the plunger yet. Allow the leaves to expand as you steep for the recommended time. Follow instructions on your tea packaging. (Find general steep times here.)
STEP 4
POUR THE TEA
Press down on the plunger about 75% of the way, being careful not to crush the tea leaves. The french press strains the tea for you so you simply pour the tea into your cup and voila!
STEP 5
ENJOY YOUR TEA
Savor every last sip of your perfect cup of tea!
PRO TIP
Pour all the tea out of the french press into your cup(s) so the leaves are not left to over-steep in the water. Reuse the tea leaves for multiple re-steeps and discover new and exciting flavors in a 2nd or 3rd cup and beyond! Simply add water again (Step 2) and increase your steep time by 30 seconds-1 minute for each subsequent infusion.