French Press Coffee & Tea Maker Complete Bundle – Item of the Day

pressEvery day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

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

9 Responses to French Press Coffee & Tea Maker Complete Bundle – Item of the Day

  1. Tim Covington

    This is funny. I bought this exact set on Friday from Amazon. I’m using to to cold brew black tea (Orange Pekoe) at work.

  2. I only use a french press. Everytime I go to somebody elses house like my wife’s parents that use a dripper, I’m completely baffled by their choice in coffee making. So much so, I don’t take them seriously.

    Combine it with an electric water kettle and the best coffee is made from start to finish in 10 minutes.

  3. I use my French press several times a week because the coffee tastes slightly better, and I want to reduce my electric bill. This looks like a better product than I am using now, so I’ll keep it in mind as a replacement.

    • Yes sir. A great prep too. In fact, it was on Ken Jensen’s podcast where I first heard of a French Press. And it was Ken’s podcast that ultimately lead me to TSP 2 yrs ago. He’s a good guy, but, no one compares to Jack.

  4. The bergamot in Earl Grey tea comes from an orange tree (Citrus bergamia) that is grown commercially in Calabria, Italy.
    I don’t know how or why other plants are also called Bergamot, but they won’t give you the same flavor as that Italian orange.

    • Modern Survival

      Well shit if you don’t learn something every day the day is wasted, so thanks, I removed the inaccurate info from the post above.

      As to why it is called Bergamot, brew some English black tea, with a bit of fresh bee balm, and it will become quite clear.

  5. Really dumb question: does this require electricity?

  6. If you don’t want to use electricity, make cowboy coffee:

    Put pot to boil on campfire or wood stove

    Add coffee

    Boil 4 minutes

    Pour cold water all over the top of the water to drop the grounds to the bottom

    Pour and enjoy!

  7. I’ve been using a French Press for years and agree with the group, wholeheartedly, it makes the best coffee and tea. I’m a fan of stainless for the durability and have a Frieling. While a bit pricey, I’m pretty sure I’ll be passing it down to one of my sons one day. Just watch out if you drop it on a tile floor. Instead of having to purchase a new one like Jack, I damn near broke a toe and had to scamper to the alarm panel, because it triggered a glass break sensor.