How to Use a French Press for Tea

The easiest way to brew your own coffee is by using a French press. But that is not the only purpose for which you can use your French press. It is also useful for making tea!

There are tons of people out there who want to start their morning routines with traditional tea and not coffee, as coffee can be a little too strong if you are someone who owns a French press but want to have tea, then no need to fret! Your investment was not wasted. You can easily steep loose tea leaves in a French press to get a perfect blend of flavors in the form of tea.

In case you are wondering how to use a French press for tea, then simply follow the basic steps below to make your own cup of freshly brewed tea.

Steps for Brewing Tea 

  1. The first step is to wash the French press thoroughly. If you have used it to making coffee, then there are bound to be leftover remains of coffee beans stuck in various corners of the press. So, to have fresh tea that tastes like tea and not coffee, remember to wash it diligently. The other thing that you have to look out for is that there is no coffee oil residue. Wipe it down with tissues and do a smell check once you’re done cleaning to make sure there are no coffee elements left. 
  2. Next up, you will have to boil water. When the water comes to a full boil, move on the next step and add some of your dry tea leaves into the water. Make sure you have the correct ratio. If you like stronger tea, then you should add additional leaves. 
  3. Now that the tea leaves are in the water, the next step is to steep them. The time for steeping the tea leaves varies from tea to tea. If you want to make black tea, then you will have to steep your leaves for about 3-5 minutes, whereas green tea will only need 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Lastly, take a drainer and a mug. Pour the tea through the drainer into the mug, and you now have freshly brewed tea! 

It really is that simple. If you are using leaves that have been sifted and are cut up, make sure to use the appropriate plunger to prevent any of the leaves from getting into your mug. You can also use this opportunity to try making this metabolism-boosting tea recipe we featured in an earlier post!