Tea

Adagio Teas simplifies making a pot of tea with the VelociTEA kettle

NEWS – I thought we had our tea-making process under control here, but Adagio Teas can streamline the process even more with their new VelociTEA kettle.  You just add water to the kettle, choose the perfect temperature for brewing the variety of tea, put the leaves in the dishwasher-safe brew basket, then press the button …

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This tea infuser isn’t cute, but it doesn’t require washing

NEWS – Over the years, The Gadgeteer has featured a lot of cute tea infusers for making a cup of tea.  The T-Sac Tea Filter isn’t cute like those infusers.  It’s a single-use, disposable paper bag that’s suitable for steeping all types of loose teas.  The bag is made of paper fibers that don’t interfere …

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The toasTEA insulated tumbler from Adagio turns tea making upside down

NEWS – How do you travel with tea?  Brew it up at home and have one cup in a travel mug to last until you get home again?  Constantly stop in at coffee and tea shops to buy over-priced cups of tea?  Would you like a way to brew loose tea leaves right in your …

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Rapidly chill freshly-brewed coffee or tea without diluting it with the HyperChiller

The HyperChiller can reduce the temperature of any drink (other than carbonated beverages) by up to 130°F in sixty seconds.  Imagine being able to chill freshly-brewed coffee or tea enough for an iced beverage without watering it down by pouring it over ice cubes.  And it’s not just for hot beverages; you can also cool …

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Major Tom, take your protein pills and put your kettle on*

Any tea you make with this infuser will be out of this world!  The Space Capsule Tea Infuser holds loose-leaf tea in the capsule, and the astronaut tethered up for some extravehicular activity fits over the edge of your cup to act as the counterweight for brewing.  This is a ThinkGeek design and available exclusively …

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Nessie sea monster ladles may not work better than other soup ladles, but they are adorable

These ladles appear to be named after the Loch Ness Monster of the Scottish Highlands, but they remind me more of Dino the dinosaur from the Flintstones cartoons. Either way, they are cute as heck and will bring a smile to the face of anyone who uses one. Available through the Animi Causa Boutique, these …

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Gift ideas for coffee and tea drinkers

Today is Black Friday, the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.  Coming up with gift ideas for everyone can be difficult, but here are a couple of ideas for the coffee and tea lovers. The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker has everything that the coffee lover needs to make a perfect cup of …

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Adagio Fandom Tea Sets – Harry Potter + caffeine = I want a cuppa

If you are bored with your daily cup of Darjeeling and are looking to add new flavors to your morning tea routine, check out these fun Fandoms Sampler Sets from Adagio Teas. $39 will get you 10 one-ounce metal tins filled with themed signature blends of teas. Sets include Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Potter’s Potions, Sherlock, …

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People who Drink tea are more fun than People who Drink Coffee

Do I have facts to back up this incredible claim? Ummm… yeah, I do. I know that tea drinkers like myself are way more fun than stodgy coffee drinkers because we can use cute tea infusers like this one from Arta. Designed in Seattle, WA, this tea infuser features a flower pot shaped stainless steel …

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Pack Away Kettle – A Collapsible Teapot

Wacky Practicals has developed a new take on the conventional tea kettle, a collapsible version that is made of silicone.  The Pack Away Kettle has a stainless steel base that does conduct heat so it will stay hot after boiling.  It is safe for all heat sources, electric, conduction, and gas stoves.  Now you can …

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In case you were wondering, rubber duckies aren’t just for the bathtub

Apparently, they also make really cool tea infusers. The Tea Duckie from Fredflare.com swims around in your cup of English Breakfast (or in my case Stash Tea Organic Premium White) while it allows your fave tea to impart its caffenated goodness to a cup of hot water. The $12 3-piece tea set includes a base …

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Alien Torture Instrument or Home Beverage Gadget?

The Teafu looks a little like something you’d see on the latest sci-fi alien abduction flick. In reality, it’s not so scary. It’s a loose leaf tea infuser from Dreamfarm. Available in a variety of colors, this infuser has a premium grade dishwasher safe silicone pod that holds the tea leaves. By squeezing the pod, …

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