My Tea Break

Rediscovering Tea around the world


Tea KLip – a new way to brew your Tea

I am big fan of Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. There are thousands of interesting projects that you can invest. I’ve invested in a few projects from music, games, videos and even the latest Seth Godin’s book – the Icarus deception  – but today I found a special Tea project,  The KLiP.

The KLip provides an easy way to brew your Tea in a cup and ditch the saucer. The project still has the patent pending, but the integrated saucer design, allows you to simply brew the Tea and go. They had a goal of $8,000 but the project already pledged $13,469 from 313 backers.

From just $25 you can pre-order your own KLiP. 🙂

Check Joel’s video explaining the project:

For more information about this project visit their Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/670524671/klip-ditch-that-saucer-and-sip-as-you-brew

Happy Tea break.

Tania


Heath Ceramics

Edith Heath (1911–2005), a talented ceramicist,  founded Heath Ceramics in 1948.  Edith had a strong point of view on the product that her company would make — simple, good things for good people.

Edith’s passion for ceramics led to advances in clay and glaze development, which secured Heath its unique place in ceramics history. Her pieces were designed to enjoy a single kiln firing, at a lower than normal temperature, thus saving energy, while remarkably producing a durable and non-porous product. This Great Depression mentality motivated her to design and produce long-lasting products with integrity, in a responsible manner.

Today, Heath Ceramics is considered among the most enduring examples of mid-century design. Found in restaurants, homes and museums worldwide, Heath Ceramics is synonymous with simple, functional and thoughtfully designed tableware and tile.

It’s worth taking a look at their cups and mugs:

For more information about Heath Ceramics visit http://www.heathceramics.com/

Happy Tea Break.

Tania


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Timely Steeping

I love gadgets so I am always searching for new Tea gadgets. I am completely in love with this Tea steeper concept by designer Pengtao Yu. The design is intuitive and creates a simple but elegant interaction between the Tea leaves, water and steeping time through a flipping action to start the timer.

The product is currently under development so still not available to buy but we will notify you when it’s ready.

Happy Tea Break.

Tania


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Tea Lover’s Eco Cup

I am in love with the Tea Lover’s Eco cups.

The Tea Lover’s Eco Cup is a re-useable, ceramic, flowery version of a disposable paper hot drinks cup and is perfect to use on the go. And as the name says it is eco-friendly.

This cup is also ideal for using at home and even comes with a silicone band around the middle so you don’t burn yourself. The tiny Teapot button can also be used for the Teabag strings.

The blue and white floral design is the most common but there are now several pattern variations.

The Tea Lover’s Eco Cup is available in many high street shops or department stores such as Selfridge’s or Urban Outfitters or online retailers such as Amazon, Iwantoneofthose or notonthehighstreet.

Happy Eco Tea Break.

Tania

 

 


Biblioteq Tea Shop @ Roma!

While wondering around the most amazing streets and little roads so full of character and history in Rome, I was very lucky to meet Claudio, the owner of a very nice and cool Tea Shop – Biblioteq Tea Shop. Here you can find Tea from all over the world and all the necessary accessories to make the perfect cup of Tea.

Claudio knows a lot about Tea and can advise you which Tea suits you better, according to your taste. I bought a chinese green Tea – Li Zi Xiang – and an Earl Grey with Italian Bergamote – Earl Grey Imperial. I am really curious to try these Teas once I get back home!

  • Please check their website for more informations:  www.biblioteq.it
  • Address: Via dei Banchi vecchi 124 00186 Roma

Happy Tea break,

Mariana


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FORLIFE Teapots

I am absolutely in love with FORLIFE Teapots, cups and mugs. FORLIFE was established in 1994 by the ceramic designer and entrepreneur, Masa Fujii, in Los Angeles. The design philosophy of FORLIFE is simplicity with function. They create products that will last for a long time while staying beautiful and fresh for a lifetime. Hence the name..

All their products have a very simple and elegant style and come in a wide range of cool colours.

Acorn Teapot: The acorn-shaped Teapot, complete with the Basket Infuser with handle, allows you to easily remove the infuser at the optimal time! Pours very smoothly and cleaning is hassle free with the detachable lid.

Bell Glass Teapot: The stylish bell-shaped glass Teapot also comes with a basket Infuser with handle and the Push-on-Lid.

Tea for One: The Café Style Tea for One, complete with an extra-fine 0.3 mm stainless-steel tea infuser built-in teapot and cup, is designed for simple and clean way of making your own cup of tea.

 MIST Ice Tea Jug:  A simple way of making the cold-steeping ice tea. The double ring silicone gasket ensures lid from falling off when serving. The 0.5 mm hole stainless-steel filter catches tea leaves and gives you smooth pouring. The filter and silicone gasket are easy to take apart for cleaning. True borosilicate hand blown glass can take hot water to ice cold water.


Q Teapot:  Created for modern tea servings with many superb functions in distinctive style. The detachable stainless-steel lid makes for easy cleaning. The infuser comes with food-safe polypropylene handle to control steeping time easier. The more condensed 0.5 mm holes will allow tea to circulate better in the teapot.

Stump Teapot: Includes a very thin infuser which allows you to steep fine loose-leaf teas to large whole-leaf Teas.

Curve Tall Tea Mug: This Curve Tall Tea Mug is designed for simple and clean way of steeping just one fresh cup of tea in your own cup. To make your desired tea, simply take the infuser out from the teacup when tea steeped at right timing. Turn the lid upside-down, it works as an infuser holder.

Japanese Tea Cup: Matching cup with all FORLIFE teapots.

You can find them online on amazon and several other online retailers or alternatively you can check your nearest retailer on http://www.forlifedesign.com/.

Happy Tea Break.

Tania