Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Gadgets - Tea Maestro

There's certainly no shortage of tea gadgets nowadays, nor in the old days, for that matter, as I mentioned here recently. But here's one you've just gotta love - assuming that it works as promised. I haven't had a chance to test drive it yet.

Said gadget is called the Tea Maestro and it's marketed by a company called The Tea Spot. Tea Maestro looks to be a small teapot with an infuser for brewing loose tea. According to Tea Spot's Web site you simply brew a pot of loose tea in the normal fashion. But when you pour the water in you adjust a timer to the appropriate setting for the tea you're using. When the timer goes off the infuser lifts the leaves from the water.

Now that's progress, friends. I don't know about you, but I could have prevented numerous crappy cups of tea with a nifty gizmo like this. And while it doesn't quite go through enough machinations to qualify it as a proper Rube Goldberg device, I think old Rube would certainly have approved of it in principle.

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