• Teaware and Gadgets

    Making Matcha with the Sharp Tea-Ceré

    Last year I did a podcast episode on the Sharp Tea-Ceré, a nifty machine that lets consumers grind matcha in the comfort of their own home. It serves two purposes in a relatively small footprint. The right side of the machine features ceramic disks that can turn tea leaves into either a course or fine powder. The left side has a built in frother that is fed by a four cup water reservoir on the back of the unit. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to making matcha so most often I hand whisk it with a traditional bamboo chasen. However, there are times when I crave a green tea late and the Tea-Ceré is perfect for…


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    Teforia – Using Technology to Revolutionize Tea Brewing

    I have a confession to make. I’ve been keeping a really awesome secret ever since World Tea Expo. The good news is that I can finally share it with all of you. +Teforia is an exciting new tea infusion device that I have been really blown away by. For years the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker has reigned supreme. While I still love my trusty kettle, there is so much technology available today that it is surprising that nothing has topped it until now. Teforia utilizes a proprietary Selective Infusion Process (“SIP”) along with eco-conscious packaging to completely change the way that we approach home tea brewing. Each individual tea package is embedded with RFID…

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    Tea Tech: Teaity

    For almost as long as I’ve been blogging about tea I’ve struggled with finding a tea timer to use on my phone. The cool apps were always available for iPhone’s while I was left in the dust, first on my Blackberry and now on my Droid Razor M. The timers available in the Google Play store never really cut the mustard for me but I made due with the Teavana app. That is, until I found Teaity. It is a web based timer so it works both on my computer and on my phone. That makes it convenient and easy to use whether I am sitting on the couch at home, at my desk at…