Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Republic of Tea Citizen's Traveler Press

My local Whole Foods recently relocated so I stopped in to check out the new digs. In my shopping travels I came across this neat little tea press. It is basically a Bodum press with some cute graphics added by Republic of Tea. I found it to be generally useful and easy to clean. It also did not seem to retain odors from strongly scented teas, even when the leaves are left for a few hours. The double walled design keeps the tea warm for longer while also preventing me from burning my hands. It didn't even leak when I absent-mindedly tossed it into my purse.

The only issue I had with it was that the strainer does not always catch the fine particles of most herbal teas. That is just a small set back though since I rarely use herbals. Unfortunately I accidentally dropped it onto frozen cement from a considerable height. Alas, my press is no more. It is plastic so I didn't expect it to be indestructible. My clumsiness aside, I would definitely recommend this tea press. For the price you really can’t beat a handy, simple to use gadget like this one.