This attractive tea maker allows you to brew tea exactly the way you want it. Spoon tannin-free tea leaves that can brew indefinitely directly into the glass flask. Insert the filter and the leaves stay in the flask when you pour. For tannin-rich teas that only need to brew for a few minutes, spoon the leaves into the filter instead. Fully depress the plunger after brewing for the desired time and pour - it is not necessary to remove the tea leaves or the filter. The tea maker is drip free and has a tip-up lid that automatically opens when you pour. The neoprene cover keeps your tea warm.