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Bodum Shin Cha 34-Ounce Glass Tea Press with Stainless-Steel Filter

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  • 34-ounce glass tea press for loose teas and tea bags
  • Borosilicate glass body and handle
  • stainless-steel lid and infuser
  • plastic knob
  • Patented system stops brewing when tea is plunged so tea is not bitter
  • Brews tea at preferred strength without a need to remove the infuser
  • Safe in the dishwasher

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 8 x 22.1 cm ; 50 g
  • Shipping Weight: 748 g
  • Item model number: 1803-16
  • ASIN: B000MWG4CY
  • Date first available at Oct. 29 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,462 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

We set out with a goal to make an innovation in tea brewing and the patented Bodum tea press system was born. Brewing loose-leaf tea or tea bags has never been easier or cleaner. The Bodum Shin Cha Small Tea Press serves 2 - 3 people and is made from durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass. Designed after the traditional teapot shape, the Shin Cha tea press combines timeless lines with modern functionality. To brew, simply set the durable stainless steel filter into the pot. Fill the strainer with the appropriate amount of your favorite loose-leaf tea. Pour hot water over the leaves, filling the pot, then set the plunger/lid in place in the up position. Allow the tea to brew to your liking and then press down on the plunger. The press compresses the tea leaves below the infusion holes in the strainer completely stopping the brewing process. The Shin Cha puts an end to bitter, over brewed tea. Once you press, you can rest assured that your first cup and your third cup will taste exactly the same. There's no need to remove the filter and there's no mess. What you have left is the true unforgettable and delicious taste of your preferred tea. Some teas can even be brewed a second or third time, making the Shin Cha tea press the perfect choice. Just stir up the tea leaves and fill the pot back up with hot water, repeating the process. It is a clean and easy way to enjoy loose-leaf tea whether it is black, green, white, blooming or herbal tea. No Bodum teapot design recalls the simplicity of the traditional British teapot as does the Shin Cha. The handcrafted spout and Borosilicate glass sphere give it a classic look - uniting beauty and function.

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I absolutely LOVE this teapot! It makes the best cup of tea I have ever enjoyed. The best thing about it is that I can make a pot of tea and leave it standing for hours...come back...put a cup in the microwave and it tastes like I just made it. No "stewed" taste. I bought this pot as a Christmas gift and then just had to buy one for myself. Money well spent.
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My favorite tea pot (I'm a tea fan n I have a couple of them) its a bit more $$$ as compare to bodum Assam tea press for example, but this one pours tea perfectly n easily, won't drop AT no need to be careful while pouring! :) tea press is awesome, its so much easier to press it rather than remove entire infuser not to over brew the tea. I love it !!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too fragile and not worth the money July 8 2016
By Rodney A. - Published on
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I am currently sending back my second tea press. Both tea pots came broken, which was not surprising upon observing the lack of proper shipping care (just came in a larger box with no kind of padding whatsoever). The first one was obvious--the spout was broken off. The second one was not as obvious and much more dangerous. There is a small crack in the glass along the handle, AND there were sharp metal shards along the lining of the steel filter. I cut my finger on the shards, and even more disconcerting is that those shards could have ended up in my tea. Terrible product.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, could be better Oct. 16 2016
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It is a nice teapot. Easy to clean. Keeps tea warm for longer. Fits two LARGE cups. I have two complaints:

1. the plunger is very rocky and takes a bit of effort to push it down nice an easy. And since it is metal, it gets hot.
2. the infuser prevents steeping quite well on its own. I wish it allowed more circulation so I could get stronger tea without obscene amounts of tea leaves.
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4.0 out of 5 stars design change, but I still like it May 18 2010
By Razzle Dazzle - Published on
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Want to add a note, the pictures of this teapot is misleading. I just ordered my Shin Cha and got it last week. To my dismay, instead of the tea strainer being 100% stainless, they now add a rubber cushion around the top lip of the opening and continues down the strainer about an inch into the inside of the teapot.

I ordered a second one just to verify this, and the 2nd teapot came with the same tea strainer. I called Bodum, and they said that this is the new design to prevent the strainer from breaking the teapot.

Well, although I'm a purist when it comes to NOT having plastic/rubber elements in my food/drinks, I decided to still keep this teapot. I just don't fill the water high enough for it to touch the rubber, and I don't think anyone would want to fill it that high anyways.

Glass teapots make brewing my lose tea to the perfect stregnth that much easier, so I can get it steeped to the perfect time by being able to look at the color of the tea, and not just going by the time...especially on 2nd brews. When the tea reaches just the right stregnth, I push down on the stopper, and it stops steeping. And when I'm ready for another pot the next day, I just reuse the same tea in the strainer from the day before, and its all ready to go, just pour hot water in it again.

This teapot also has an excellent drips anywhere! I really like that, and it holds enough water for at least 4 large cups of tea.

So I can overlook the rubber, but it does bother me a bit that its there, but i guess I'd rather have the cushion, than a broken teapot.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 11 2016
By Anh - Published on
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Use it and love it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite teapot Feb. 28 2009
By Florida Girl - Published on
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The best teapot design around. So elegant and easy to use. The clear glass allows you to see if your tea has finished steeping and achieved the right color. I love the pouring spout so much more than the one on the Assam version. Makes a wonderful gift for any tea lover!