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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report I

If you’ve been to this site before, you may have noticed that we’ve featured quite a few editions of gadget and offbeat news reports thus far. But since it’s such a frequent feature, the Esteemed Editor decided to put one together every month, and this will be the first of them. So, let’s get on with it.

A ton of tea? Yes, please. I’ll have one. While this much tea can doubtless take a number of forms, a few years back artist Ai Weiwei took a ton of tea and compressed it into a cube that measured one hundred centimeters on a side. Click here and scroll to almost the bottom of the page to see what it looks like.

If you thought that you’d seen everything in the realm of iced tea, it might be time to rethink your position. The Tea of a Kind by Gizmo Beverages is a clever little gadget that claims to allow you to brew iced tea on the spot in the bottle. Whether or not we needed such an innovation is probably beside the point because we’ve got it. As this article notes, the gizmo uses a nitrogen-pressurized cap to shoot a concentrated tea solution into a bottle of water, turning it into tea. Hmmm.

Streamlined Avian Tea Sets (Photo source: screen capture from site)
Streamlined Avian Tea Sets (Photo source: screen capture from site)

Of course, no edition of the gadget report would be complete without the requisite appearance of a novelty tea infuser. This one is actually rather understated as these sort of things go, being a simple model in the shape of a tea leaf. From the sleek and eye-catching department, here’s a steel tea set in a futuristic bird shape and consisting of tea kettle, teapot and cups. Speaking of teapots, here’s a brief article on a Saudi Arabian exhibit of what are said to be the “world’s oldest and most valuable traditional teapots.”

A car with a tea maker? Yes, please. I’ll have one. This article on the vehicular fancies of Asia’s super rich doesn’t go into much in the way of specifics on this gadget but it sounds like a great idea nonetheless. Last up, it’s not really a gadget but here’s an article on a sensory wheel that was created to help describe the assorted and sundry nuances of the herbal beverage known as rooibos.

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One response to “Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report I”

  1. […] Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report I, By William I. Lengeman, III […]

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