I had a little experiment with my french press today. If I could brew my mate in it, then logic dictates that I should be able to brew tea in it too. So, I did. I used four teaspoons since my tea ball fits about 2-3 and my french press hold two cups. I managed to dig out a rose blossom from the tea as well.
The cup was nice and smooth and rosy. It was so cool to watch the tea leaves get bigger and the water to turn this nice golden amber. A few tea leaves did manage to get on the wrong side of my filter, but no leaf escaped from the press itself. I think I might have found a new favorite vessel to brew my tea in. If I want to keep it warm, then I can just dump it into my little red tea pot and the ceramic will keep it a little warmer for a little longer.