Up until recently, I did my herbal infusions in a mason jar with a regular mason jar lid. I mentioned in last week’s post that those mason jar lids contain BPA, so those are out. The issue is that we drink nettle infusions regularly, and I also do others to help balance my hormones so it had some counter-productive effects since that BPA is a hormone disruptor.
I needed a lid that creates a tight seal because you want to keep the volatile plant compounds in your drink, so the plastic mason jar lids were out. But they’re plastic anyway, and I’m really wanting to get it ALL out, not just the known ones. So I needed a good solution to get the BPA and all other plastic compounds out of my infusions.
I looked around online and found a solution: A French Press. I am ordering one this week and it will be here in a few days. When it arrives, I’ll try it out and report back.
How do you handle your infusions while avoiding plastics?