Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is my favorite French Press on Amazon. It is marketed as the French Press Coffee & Tea Maker Complete Bundle, but I will be honest I am far more interested in the press itself rather than the spoons that come with it.
The thing I love most about this press is it comes with FOUR screens. I run mine with all 4 installed. A few times a week I unscrew the filter holder and wash them all out, that is all the maintenance I do and that takes about 1 minute flat.
I will also admit we have come to like the little metal spoon with the s-turn in the handle. We keep it on our kitchen island hung on the inside of a small glass, we use it to stir drinks and any drips go in the glass.
Previously I featured our favorite tea infuser, and it is what I reach for when I want to make a single cup, but almost every morning we fire up our French Press. It makes 34 ounces in one go, or two of our really big cups. If you use the recipe from that article, this is the way to use it with a full sized French Press.
Put in 3 tablespoons of tea. Make your first batch, for each additional batch just add one additional tablespoon and do another run. I do up to 6 runs a day like this, (we drink a lot of tea) and always sweeten with liquid stevia. Since I always try to do a value add with these posts I will give away another of my tea blends today, do not let the simplicity of this one fool you.
Jack’s Three Mints Tea (yep lemon balm and bee balm are actually mints)
This is a great sipping and contemplation tea. It also is my favorite tea to make for iced tea. Done that way with a bit of lemon and stevia or honey it is quite amazing, just pre sweeten with honey if you are going that route while it is still hot.
This brings up an interesting issue. While I grow a lot of herbs, I drink a ton of tea and like to buy high quality bulk herbs for ease and convenience. Guess what, far as I can tell it is all but impossible to find bulk (think by the pound) Bee Balm, (AKA monarda or “wild bergamot”) anywhere. If you ever do let me know the source of it please.
And I have tried, big time. Anyway if you are in the market for a French Press again this is the absolute best value for the money I have found.
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P.S. – I first reviewed this item in June of 2016 well over a year ago. Since then I have formulated many teas, here is a new one I am really enjoying.
Folks that have made other teas of mine in the past will recognize it as a modified version of Jack’s Morning Blend, doing away with the Lemon Balm and doubling the Lemon Grass. This small change pays a big dividend in flavor. In short you get a lot more lemon hit from Lemon Grass than Lemon Balm.
I also cut back the Chamomile and let the Lemon Grass and Mint become the stars of this blend. I like it even better than the original, and that is what is so rewarding about blending your own teas, discovering things like this over time.
Jacks Morning Blend – Nine Mile Farms Tea