If you enjoy loose tea leaf tea, you probably already own couple of tea infusers. It is a useful device that is placed in a cup or pot of hot or boiling water, allowing the tea to brew without loose tea leaves spilling into the pot or cup. Due to the popularity of tea drinking, more and more thoughts/designs have been put into the tea infusers. People aren’t satisfied with those normal stainless tea ball anymore. Fun to use and appealing to look is also two important criterias in tea infuser design.
Mychai is an innovative tea maker concept which allows you make your favorite teas on the go. No matter what you like, simply open and load the device with your favorite leaves and select one of four tea categories displayed on top. Yes, this smart device divide tea into four different categories, and each category has its own perfect brewing time, for example, 2 mins for green/white/yeallow tea and 3 mins for oolong tea. Then, drop it in 1-2 cups of water and it will automatically heat the water to ideal brewing temperature. After the water reaches the desired temperature, the hatch will open – exposing leaves to the hot water and starting brewing process. After certain minutes (depending on the category of tea you select), hatch will automatically open and the tea is ready for you to enjoy.
Designed by Martin Xiaonan, BeauTea is designed to help people enjoy the beauty of loose tea. This beautiful thing made up of two cups: inner cup and outer cup which is connected by the leaf shape magnet. Inner cup has leaf pattern engraved on it, which allows water to flow through but keep the tea inside. Outer cup is slightly bigger, having the magnet in the bottom center to hold the inner cup. The beautiful part of this design is it provides a clear view of the loose leaves as they work their magic! It will be a prefect gift for those loose tea drinker.
As a tea lover, I pay attention to any many tea related products. There are many people like me, they love drink tea and also try to help the drinking experience. Like Somi Choi, the designer of the O’cha – mini tea infuser, try to solve the problem and help people to make their tea on the go. Generally, this infuser is a cap which can fit comfortably into a standard bottle. It consists of two parts: bottom tea capsule which is used to hold tea leaves and the top drinking cap which can be attached to bottle. After screwing the infuser on the bottle, you can shake it and then enjoy your bottle of tea.
Honestly, I am really doubt the design. I only make my tea with hot water, and I believe, the bottle mentioned by designer is standard plastic water bottle, which can’t hold hot water. So, designer think we can get a perfect tea by soaking tea leave in cold water?? Really not sure about it. Of course, I might be wrong so if you have other thoughts, convince me!
At the end, I am share the tea bottle I am using right now. It is double wall glass bottle with built-in tea strainer. Love glass so I can see the leaves floating and splash-prove design make sure you can have enjoy your warm tea on the road. If you are interested, you can buy it on amazon. Of course, that is only my personal choice.