3.5
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Model:
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Bodum Assam Tea Press

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Bodum Assam Tea Press
 
3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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4.0

Works Perfect, But Glass is Very Thin and Fragile

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from USA

Comments about Bodum Assam Tea Press:

I worked in a world class spa, and we had to make tea for the guests all day long. We only used loose teas because we could buy those in bulk. We brewed those teas in the Bodum Tea Press and it worked perfect for this application. The tea steeps fast and it's easy to pull out the steeper, dump the contents, and start over again. We also liked steeping the tea in glass rather than a machine that steeps it in a plastic pitcher. The big downside is that the glass is thin and fragile, and if you have granite counter tops or a porcelain sink, it's best to assume you are going to break this eventually. The other downside is the cost. Even through restaurant distributors, these were very expensive for what they are. Also, after repeated use (and as I said, we gave these a ton of use) the steeper becomes fragile and may start to crack. Given all of that, we searched and searched for alternatives, and never found anything that compared to this tea press. So in the end, it is definitely worth it.

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1.0

Looks great, but no substance.

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from Westchester, IL

Comments about Bodum Assam Tea Press:

I wanted to love the Bodum Assam Tea Press because it looks amazing on my counter, but it misses the mark because of its construction material. It's made out of plastic, which wouldn't seem to be a big deal at first look, but you quickly realize it a major problem. Boiling water sitting in a plastic container is not a good idea. The plastic from the basket container starts to peel off the sides and end up in your tea. I have no idea what types of chemicals were used to make the plastic for this container, but considering they used plastic to cut corners for a couple of more pennies it's probably not the safest materials. The constant peeling over time creates leaks in the basket container. You probably can use this tea maker to brew cold tea with no problem, but you could find something much cheaper. I definitely wouldn't recommend the Bodum Assam Tea Press to anyone because I don't feel it's a safe tea maker.

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4.0

Good as a loose tea press, but not as a tea kettle

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from Liberty, KY

Comments about Bodum Assam Tea Press:

This is a beautiful design and works perfectly when you want to STEEP tea, but it's not designed to be placed directly on any heat source. You still have to have a tea kettle available to boil your water in beforehand. Then you pour it into this tea press to steep. It looks pretty, but requires two pots to make tea.

Performance
For what and how it's designed, it works very well. You simply put in your loose tea (you can also use tea bags) in the center and pour in hot water and let it steep. It's designed so that you can pour out the brewed tea without getting any tea leaves in your cup. Sweet.

Safety
Bodum is know for using glass that won't shatter from hot water. Just be VERY careful when cleaning it as just a little knock on the side of the kitchen sink can cause it to shatter.

Ease of Cleaning
It's easy to clean, but you have to be very careful you don't, even slightly, tap the glass pot with the side of your sink or other metal instrument.

Design
Good design when you want a whole pot of brewed, loose tea.

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3.0

Looks nice, there are better options

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from USA

Comments about Bodum Assam Tea Press:

I am a daily tea drinker and have many kinds of loose leaf teas. I have about 10 teapots in a range of sizes and received this one as a gift as the giver knows I am a devoted tea drinker. As a teapot this has several deficiencies in function, though the form is quite stylish. Being glass this doesn't retain heat well while brewing, though it is helpful to see the color of the tea to know how strong it is. While a press is a fine idea for coffee grounds, there is no need to press tea leaves and can lead to bitterness. Because of the press, the lid does not fit tightly, again letting tea cool too much. There are other teapots that come with their own strainers that would serve the purpose as well or better. The strainer holes are twice as large as the mesh you will find on other tea strainers. Also I thought it was an awkward size pot for quantity of liquid--too big for personal size and too small for two people. A better alternative to this product would be to buy a mesh tea strainer that could be used in a cup and buy a personal size pot that would also work with the same strainer.

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4.0

Nice but hard to clean

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from Stillwater, OK

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I drink a lot of loose leaf tea. I was looking for a tea press which can be robust enough to be used every day. I come across the Bodum Assam Tea Press and decided to give it a try. It has very simple design. It has an insert in the middle where you put your tea leaves and fill it with water. The insert is made out of some kind of metal. I guess, it is stainless steel. The pot itself is made out of glass. It works fine, but personally, I find it is hard to clean. I drink dark tea and glass gets stained fast. Also, I do not like the metallic taste in my tea. Maybe it is just me. Otherwise, it is a nice tea press.

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4.0

Bodum Assam Tea Press is perfect

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from Los Angeles, CA

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I had recently found a Bodum coffee french press and was very pleased by how it worked. While looking around the Bodum products i came across this Tea press, i instantly decided to buy it because of my good experience with their coffee press. It was a wise decision indeed. I am a fan of well brewed Teas and hate the Tea-bag Tea's from the bottom of my heart, thats not how tea is suppose to be made. I love loose leaf tea's and don't mind making them the only problem being it gets all messy with the container and the separate strainer etc. This Bodum tea press solved it all. It has an inbuilt strainer and you can brew your loose leaf tea for as long as you want to get the required strength of the leaves. I like my tea strong and this makes it !

 
4.0

Bodum Tea Press

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from Park City, UT

Comments about Bodum Assam Tea Press:

I was looking for a way to utilize the loose teas that are so beneficial to health and wellness.

I had tried several different methods of ways to use loose teas but a lot of the ways were messy or just difficult to clean up.

I really enjoy my Bodum Assam tea press.

You put the loose tea in the middle, then pour in hot water and let the tea steep until it is ready, then pour out for great healthy tea!

I drink a lot of tea and had avoided using the loose leaf teas that i knew were so good for me until I got this great bodum assam tea press.

It is easy to dump the wet loose tea leaves when you are done and cleans up really easily.

They have a two cup model and a six cup model depending on how much you like to brew and drink at once. I got the smaller version to make hot tea right away. If you brew up more, I think you would have to reheat it to drink the tea, so depending on how you like to use it.

I highly recommend this bodum assam tea press!

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4.0

Cute but could be better

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from Sparks, NV

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I like the idea of this tea press; you add tea leaves or bags to the center area, then press the button down when it has steeped enough.  It works well but leaves fragments of tea leaves in your cup.  It could be improved by adding a fine mesh to the area where the tea goes.

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