Bodum's classic Assam tea press utilizes the same brewing system as the French Press to allow for full control of the tea steeping process. The silicone plunger locks tea leaves into the bottom of the filter once brewing is complete, cutting off access of water to the tea leaves. Allows tea to be recycled for multiple uses. Perfect for use with any loose leaf tea or tea bags. Silicone rim secures filter firmly into the teapot for precision pouring, and stays cool to the touch for safe removal. Heat resistant borosilicate glass. Dishwasher safe.