Commencing with their Santos Vacuum Pot Coffee Maker in 1958, Bodum has always focused on manufacturing products for daily life that are exceptionally beautiful. They have continued to merge design and function in a full line of French presses, kettles, grinders, cups/glasses and various tea and coffee related products that are all beyond comparison in character and style.
Tea and the British seem to be inseparable in our perception of English culture. When Bodum was asked by the British Tea Council to develop a new way of brewing tea, Bodum set out to produce an innovation in tea drinking, and the Bodum tea-brewing system was born: Boil water . . . Place your preferred tea leaves in the Assam's stainless-steel filter . . . Pour in the hot water . . . Wait 3-4 minutes or to your preferred taste . . . Press down the plunger . . . The brewing process is now complete no need to remove the filter no mess no burned fingers, only the true unforgettable and delicious taste of your preferred tea.
Instructions for use:
- Put the desired quantity of tea into the base of the strainer column.
- Pour boiling water into the strainer column but do not overfill: leave approximately 1.6 inches from the lip (an overfilled teapot will not pour properly).
- Position the plunger at the top of the strainer column and wait 4-5 minutes before pressing down on the plunger, or when the tea has reached the preferred strength.
- The plunger should be depressed firmly enough to seal the tea in the base of the strainer column.
- To speed up the infusion, gently move the plunger up and down two or three times. If using teabags, take care that they do not become trapped between the plunger and column wall.
- We recommend 3-5 minutes for black teas, or 5-10 minutes for herbal or fruit teas. For green and specialty teas, follow the recommendations of your tea retailer or refer to the instructions on the Bodum tea package.
We set out with a goal to make an innovation in tea brewing and the patented Bodum tea press system was born. Brewing loose-leaf tea or tea bags has never been easier or cleaner. The Bodum Shin Cha Small Tea Press serves 2 to 3 people and is made from durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass. Designed after the traditional teapot shape, the Shin Cha tea press combines timeless lines with modern functionality. To brew, simply set the durable stainless steel filter into the pot. Fill the strainer with the appropriate amount of your favorite loose-leaf tea. Pour hot water over the leaves, filling the pot, then set the plunger/lid in place in the up position. Allow the tea to brew to your liking and then press down on the plunger. The press compresses the tea leaves below the infusion holes in the strainer; completely stopping the brewing process. The Shin Cha puts an end to bitter, over brewed tea. Once you press, you can rest assured that your first cup and your third cup will taste exactly the same. There's no need to remove the filter and there's no mess. What you have left is the true unforgettable and delicious taste of your preferred tea. Some teas can even be brewed a second or third time, making the Shin Cha tea press the perfect choice. Just stir up the tea leaves and fill the pot back up with hot water, repeating the process. It is a clean and easy way to enjoy loose-leaf tea whether it is black, green, white, blooming or herbal tea. No Bodum teapot design recalls the simplicity of the traditional British teapot as does the Shin Cha. The handcrafted spout and Borosilicate glass sphere give it a classic look - uniting beauty and function. The Shin Cha Tea Press is available in both small (2 cup - 0.5 l, 17 oz.) and medium (4 cup - 1.0 l, 34 oz.) sizes. The Shin Cha is dishwasher safe and the glass teapot is microwave safe.