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Monday, June 15, 2009

... tea snob...

one day a few weeks back i went coffeehouse hopping in atlanta with several girlfriends.  we went to this cool little place called Java Monkey (my favorite i think) and i ordered tea. 
well, this is what they served it in



a small pot called "ingenuitea". 
call me clueless, but i had never seen a pot quite like it.  they put steaming hot water in this pot along with the loose tea of my choice.  it steeps for a few minutes and then you set the pot on top of a mug and it drains out the bottom into the mug.  no pouring or anything!

since i used this contraption, i've been dying to get one. i hope to NEVER go back to tea bags again. nope, loose tea is the only way. (never mind that i just had hot tea from a tea bag last week).

anyway, i found one on amazon. and it's only 14.95! they also sell a glass mug that partners with it for 10 bucks.  i think i'm ordering one tonight... or maybe later this week...

do any of you drink tea? and if so, do you have an ingenuitea contraption? give me the skinny friends!

6 comments:

Beth said...

I admit it, I am a tea snob and yes I have one of these contraptions! I love it, but I have several other options that I equally love. You and I should definitely get together for tea. And loose is the only way to go. Forget the bag baby!

Writeaway said...

So I expect to see this contraption at the Vintage Coffee House.... You may start a trend in Cedarcrest!

AtlantaMama said...

I do have one. I LOVE IT!! The brand name is "Timolino" (Aromatic Australian Press)and mine came from Tea&Traditions. Tea & Traditions is an Acworth based comp.
Web Site: http://teaandtraditions.com/

PS - I love the "Fiji" tea

matt and ashley said...

i've tried this little guy..and even though i'm not a huge fan of hot tea, I really loved the flavor. Totally worth the $15.

And maybe we can use it and drink tea together the next time I see you... ;)

Mari said...

You do know that I sell tea? :)

"The world of fine tea at your fingertips" is just a click away and I'm not that far from your house either....

Katherine said...

Although Rob and I are coffee snobs for sure...our friends Charley and Kyle introduced us to this wonderful, fun-to-watch accessory. I thought the tea tasted so much better being a loose leaf tea. I can't remember the names of the ones we have tried, but I will let you know soon.