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    Tavalon 3 & 5 Minute Sand Timer

    One of the new toys that I picked up at the New York Coffee and Tea Festival was this nifty tea timer from Tavalon. They had loaned us one for our pre-festival tweetup and I knew that I just had to have it. I loved the simple, clean design. It features two hourglasses, one that runs out after 3 minutes and one that runs out after 5 minutes. Those are generally the most common steep times for tea so this will definitely come in handy. I’ve timed it and it is actually pretty accurate. It’s become a bit of a conversation piece in my house as several people have mistaken the hourglasses for salt and…

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    Tavalon Gravity Teapot

    I picked up this nifty little teapot from Tavalon’s booth at the New York Coffee and Tea Festival. It couldn’t be more convenient to use. All you have to do is place tea leaves into the pot and add hot water. Once it is done steeping, place the pot on top of any cup and the gravity flow filter will empty the finished tea into your cup while also straining out the leaves. I love that this pot is made out of food grade plastic that is BPA free. It is also microwave and dishwasher safe. This pot has become my new best friend at work, enabling me to drink untold amounts of…

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    Tavalon NYC Breakfast

    I drink many different kinds of tea but tend to heavily favor oolong and green teas. Every once in a while a black tea comes along that changes all that, at least for one cup. Tavalon’s NYC Breakfast is one of those teas. My sample was a funky, do –it–yourself tea bag with a fair amount of dry leaves in it. They had a pleasant sweet and nutty aroma. It’s funny but after writing so many reviews, I can usually tell if I will like a tea by the way the leaves smell. I steeped it using 212 degree water for five minutes. The resulting tea was robust without being overpowering. Their website…