I really like this kickstarter project of studio Manual: Craighton Berman. Tea Maker Nº1 is a minimalist tea brewer (inspired by the Chinese Gaiwan) designed to give maximum control of your tea’s flavor. Inspired by this ancient steeper, they wanted to create a contemporary version for the modern tea drinker. It’s so easy to use that tea bags become unnecessary. Berman even calls tea bags “those ubiquitous little sacks filled with the dust of low quality tea”, which i totally agree with.
The Tea Maker Nº1 is ment for high quality tea leaves to practice how to make to ultimate tea. They really want you to fully experience what this world of pure tea has to offer. It’s easy to learn but requires practice to master. At Manual, we like that it makes the act of preparing tea into a small ritual, the labor becoming part of the enjoyment.
If you are tired of reading, you can also watch the introduction movie of kickstarters below.. there are still 2 days left to back the project, they have already reached there goal, but you can preorder the tea maker!