Few eating or imbibing customs are steeped so deeply in ritual as is the making of tea. From little cucumber sandwiches on one side of the world to medicinal uses on the other, tea has long been held as much more than simply being some leaves soaked in water. As tradition dictates, even a simple modern cup of tea must be attached to at least some sort of process; one that automates the steeping like a submerging submarine seems as good as any.
They say a watched pot never boils, and in the morning it is especially true. Waiting for the water to get hot enough to pour over coffee grounds can feel like an eternity. If you are using a French press for your morning brew, you know exactly what I mean. But it is not just the coffee addicts who must wait to get into hot water; tea drinkers suffer the same fate. Either way, in the end it comes down to needing hot water for your beverage. But what about the people who prefer coffee and tea?
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Certain types of tea brew better at different temperatures. That means that you need to be able to control the temperature of your hot water if you plan to make the perfect cup of tea. The Tea Thermometer and Timer makes brewing a cup of tea easier: by selecting your type of tea, the thermometer will tell you how hot the water is (and how hot it needs to be), as well as notifying you when your tea is done steeping. You can choose between loose, ball, or bagged teas, as well as green, chai, black, and herbal. Eighteen types … Read more
It's true that I love my coffee, but there's something truly comforting about a nice cup of tea. And while Lipton tea bags have their place, a real cup of tea starts with loose tea leaves--which means that sometimes, a real cup of tea ends in a mess.
The Adagio Teas IngenuiTEA teapot is convenient and easy to use and clean. Start by putting your tea leaves and hot water inside the pot. Unlike leaves in tea balls or bags, loose leaves can expand fully for more robust flavor. Steep your tea as you would normally.
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SEATTLE--In one corner of the exhibition hall, hands sift through bins searching for rare pieces missing from vast collections. In another area, a giant Lego person rides in circles atop a brick rendition of the Segway scooter. In between are myriad Lego creations large and small.
On display were pieces of Lego art, replicas of real cities and even visions of an apocalyptic future crafted from the signature blocks. For those seeking to build on expansive collections, … Read more
There are several ways for modern consumers to save energy. This Intelliboil kettle by Morphy Richards capitalizes on efficiency and versatility to save you time and money.
The kettle gives you the option of heating water to 85 degrees, 95 degrees, or 100 degrees Fahrenheit , which not only lets you customize the temperature to your tastes and to the type of drink you're making, but also saves unnecessary energy on overheated water. The kettle also heats up faster, meaning that less energy is wasted as dissipated heat.
The Intelliboil has a removable filter, so you can protect your drink … Read more
It's not always easy getting what you want when you want it. Especially if it's something where more often than not, good enough will do. Water may boil at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, but that doesn't always mean it's the preferred temperature for making tea. Factors such as tea type, length of time to steep, and how hot you want the tea to be when ready to drink come into play. For precision tea drinkers who know what they want, an alternative to the old-fashioned stovetop kettle is needed.
When you start looking for ways to conserve and cut down on waste, you can find them in almost every corner. Take tea bags, for example. Even if you've mastered the "reuse it before you toss it" trick, you're still throwing away every tea bag you use.
Now, you could toss the tea bags in your compost crock, but if you're using bags with staples in them, you've got to remove the staples first. And not all bags are made from compostable material. And that string, and the plastic coating on the paper tag--there'… Read more
As if Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome fame wasn't all over the Web enough, he now wants to be in your kettle. Pirillo has partnered with Might Leaf Tea Company to invent Geekalicious, a signature tea that bears his likeness. It's a genmaicha-like tea, and like most genmaicha, it has rice puffs that combine with the other natural tea flavors to give it a refreshing character.
How do I know so much about tea? How does Pirillo? Some are saying tea is the new coffee. I used to work in a coffee shop that was popular among the tea-elite. … Read more
Assault with a deadly burger, bar bathroom toiletries, perfect strokes, black balls and boba straws, and Asian gangstas are just a few of the topics brought up by today's guest, Mr. Brian Tong from CNET TV! He usually keeps it clean on his show, the Apple Byte, but The 404 is all about letting loose, and trust us--he does. This might be the most perverted, nasty, NSFW, and all around hilarious show EVAR- OMGBBQ!