Eye-catching in design with swooping curves, the black plastic frame on the New Kenya tea press adds to the anticipation of the fragrant brew. Bodum makes the teapot itself of borosilicate glass, the lightweight, heat-resistant kind found in science labs; all the rest of the parts, including the filter, are made of plastic except for the stainless-steel plunging rod. The plastic frame conveniently helps insulate the bottom of the hot teapot from your table. This particular model holds 34 ounces of tea, enough to fill approximately three mugs or eight teacups.
To brew tea in the New Kenya, measure loose leaf tea into the filter, add nearly-boiling water, put the lid in place, and let it brew. When you feel the tea is strong enough, depress the plunger. The leaves are compacted, which stops the brewing process. That way, you can enjoy the serene act of brewing the tea at your table without having the mess of removing the filter. After use, all the parts may be rinsed or washed by hand or placed in the dishwasher. --Ann Bieri
The Bodum Kenya tea press is a confluence of tradition and modernity in design. The Kenya tea press is entirely made of plastic and glass for convenient everyday use, while offering the best brewing method for that perfect cup of tea. The handle remains cool while the plastic frame protects your tabletop from the heat of the glass teapot. Drinking tea no longer belongs to the past but will be a luxury of the future. The press way of making tea allows you to use tea bags or loose tea leaves. Simply put tea in the filter, add hot water and steep for as little or as long as you would like for your made to order tea experience.