Although this is sold as a coffee press I actually purchased it when I saw it at a tea shop when I was on vacation. The tea shop exclusively sold loose tea and they did not believe in brewing in bags so I asked what my other options were and they recommended this. I love that this is easy to use and a nice, big, fat design so I get a large amount of tea from one brewing. I also use this on those days when I want a really big mug of coffee. This is easy to use - you just put your loose tea or coarse ground coffee grounds in the bottom and add your water and you're good to go. You have to be very careful to use only quality loose tea because if it's cheap tea the leaves are too small and they get through the mesh and into your tea. The same is true for coffee. You have to use only coarse ground coffee or it will get through the mesh. I like that this has a nice, sturdy feel to it and does not tip when you're depressing the plunger because it is so short and fat. The handle is a nice size and very easy to grab without rubbing your knuckles along the quite hot brewing area. Overall, this is a very unique and durable design. It does a very good job of preparing coffee or tea and takes up no more room than a regular mug in the cupboard. I've had mine for about four years now and it's still going strong.
Vernon Rockville, CT