Put some tea leaves into the strainer. Pour well temperated water, leaving appr. 4 cm free from the upper edge. When using the tea press with plunger, place the lifted plunger on the tea maker and let the tea brew for 4-5 min. Press the plunge down. When using tea bags, make sure these would not get caught in between the plunger and filter. NB! Do not use on cooktops!