Why did I never think to use a French press for loose leaf tea?! It's so easy and so pretty. And if I want to reuse the leaves, I just add more water.
I find that the remaining tea in this press is drier than I've found in others - making it easier to clean.
Only 'complaint ' occasionally leaves get stuck in between mesh and metal pusher. I pull mesh away under running water to free the tea - hopefully this won't affect performance overtime.
BONUS the only plastic is on the lid and not contacting water/tea. Customer service was great with answering questions.