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How do you make tea with a french press coffee maker?

How do you make tea with a french press coffee maker?

Believe it or not, french press coffee makers are not just for making delicious cups of coffee! They can also be used to make a nice hot cup of your favorite loose leaf tea. It is a simple, easy-to-follow process. So, how do you make tea in your french press, you ask?

Step 1: Pour the loose leaf tea into your french press. You’ll want to use one teaspoon of tea leaves for each cup of water.

Step 2: Add hot water and wait for it to steep. It is also important that if you happen to have two french press coffee makers, that you use one for tea and one for coffee. The oils in coffee can leave residue on your french press which could affect the taste of the tea. See the chart below for the correct steep time for each different type of tea.

Type of Tea: Steep Time:

TEA TYPE WATER TEMP  STEEP TIME
WHITE 175-185 F (80-85 C) 1-3 MINUTES
GREEN 180-185 F (82-85 C) 2-3 MINUTES 
BLACK 200-205 F (93-96 C) 3-5 MINUTES
DARJEELING 185 F (85 C) 3 MINUTES 
OOLONG 185-205 F (85-96 C) 3-5 MINUTES
HERBAL 205 F (96 C) 5-7 MINUTES

    Step 3: Push down on the plunger after your time is up.

    Step 4: Pour your delicious tea into your favorite mug, or in your favorite to-go cup if you’re running late! Add honey or milk for personal flavor preference.

    If you'd still like more information on how to make tea with a french press coffee maker, check out our video tutorial for making tea in your french press!

    Image by Carolyn V on Unsplash

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