Tea to Perfection

There are few people on this planet who really know what a perfect cup of tea tastes like. I imagine I’m one of them, after reading the process this designer explains in telling us about this new project by the name of “The Perfect Cup.” The designer, Callum Kenny, informs us that 64 million cups of tea are enjoyed every 24 hours. Of those masses of cups, how many have taken time and care enough to create the perfect cup? Not many, I bet.

Kenny notes that there are four parts essential to any perfect cup of tea: the glass carafe, the three glass temperature bulbs, the tea caddy and filter. Each of these is included in this project. Using none other than the principles of the Galileo thermometer, each of the three bulbs show the optimum brewing temperature. Each of the three bulbs works to show a different temperature, the user of this project choosing the correct bulb for the kind of tea they’d like to drink.

Next, the user collects the loose leaf tea they’ve chosen, measuring it from the tea caddy into the filter, observing the changing color of the water in the carafe as they do so. The water darkens to the liking of the user, and the user can remove the filer and enjoy!

Designer: Callum Kenny

7 Comments

  • Jack O'Neill says:

    That's pretty cool! Does it come with instructions?

  • Jack O'Neill says:

    That's pretty cool! Does it come with instructions?

  • Yuu says:

    Nice set. The pictures could have been a bit more informative Though. Don't really need to know what tea looks like when infusing into water and the close up of the temperature bulb doesn't really show how it's used. Also, I know the whole point of this set is the temperature bulbs, but most avid tea drinkers know how hot the water needs to be for their tea. The bulbs are more fun though.

    The double wall cup and tall cylinder carafe reminds me a lot of the Float Tea Lantern http://www.plushpod.com/products/Float_Tea_Lanter… . The metal filter kind of clashes and leaves much to be desired. And I think there is too much importance placed on the tea caddy, it does not seem to serve much of a purpose for the concept of the set.

  • Yuu says:

    Nice set. The pictures could have been a bit more informative Though. Don't really need to know what tea looks like when infusing into water and the close up of the temperature bulb doesn't really show how it's used. Also, I know the whole point of this set is the temperature bulbs, but most avid tea drinkers know how hot the water needs to be for their tea. The bulbs are more fun though.

    The double wall cup and tall cylinder carafe reminds me a lot of the Float Tea Lantern http://www.plushpod.com/products/Float_Tea_Lanter… . The metal filter kind of clashes and leaves much to be desired. And I think there is too much importance placed on the tea caddy, it does not seem to serve much of a purpose for the concept of the set.

  • swag says:

    The perfect tea doesn’t exist. It’s a fallacy propagated by the likes of Martha Stewart.

    Not only that, there isn’t even the goal of a perfect cup. Rather, it’s perfect cups — plural. Read up on Howard Moskowitz and spaghetti sauce to see what I’m talking about.

  • swag says:

    The perfect tea doesn’t exist. It’s a fallacy propagated by the likes of Martha Stewart.

    Not only that, there isn’t even the goal of a perfect cup. Rather, it’s perfect cups — plural. Read up on Howard Moskowitz and spaghetti sauce to see what I’m talking about.

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