Teaware and Gadgets

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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.