Site-Wide Activity Forums Tea Conversations Clever little steeping device (Kickstarter project)

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  • #9722

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    I can see how this could be useful even though I mostly use the Breville. This little gadget saves you having to find a saucer or plate to park your strainer on. If you like using such infusers, thumbs up from me:

    http://kck.st/104skA1

  • #9725

    Robert Godden
    Participant
    @thedevotea

    I just kicked in some money for this. I like it. I encourage you all to do the same, if you can.

  • #9726

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @thedevotea That’s great. I was wondering about that myself. Perhaps I might. Now that I have your blessing : P

  • #9727

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    Perhaps I missed something but I didn’t manage to see its uniqueness.

  • #9728

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @xavier Have you ever seen an infuser that you can put down without needing a separate saucer for the drips?

  • #9731

    Robert Godden
    Participant
    @thedevotea

    @xavier – I also liked the ease with which you could try the tea without taking it out. And @jackie, I have one of these: http://compare.ebay.com.au/like/400419953691?ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes

  • #9732

    peter
    Keymaster
    @peter

    Nice. Here’s the video for it.

  • #9736

    Gingko
    Participant
    @gingkoseto

    It looks cool and definitely more handy than regular metal tea strainer. But am I right it’s $20 each? That’s not a price that I’m willing to pay.

    The whole kati system (basically a beautiful mug and a metal strainer, if you wonder what it is) costs only $15, and I got mine with some super good deal discount (I think I bought a tea and got the kati system for free).  😀

    http://www.teaforte.com/store/tea-accessories/other/kati-tea-brewing-system/

  • #9737

    Gingko
    Participant
    @gingkoseto

    But I could totally visualize many guys would choose kickstarter over kati :-p

  • #9738

    Robert Godden
    Participant
    @thedevotea

    The KLiP guy reached his initial monetary target in about three days.

  • #9739

    Anonymous @

    @thedevotea: Thanks again for backing my project! The response has been amazing!

    I see there have been a question or two on the benefits of this, so I’d love to add some key stuff for easy reference for the Teatrade community.
    Form as well as function:

    Patent pending design allows for a snug fit onto practically any size mug
    Great for both loose-leaf tea or bagged tea
    Convenient. The saucer is designed right into the flexible silicone clip assembly, so there is no need for a separate saucer. After the tea brews, just removed the KLiP from the mug, give it a quick shake, and flip it.
    No need to count the minutes. The KLiP allows you to sip the tea while the tea is brewing (you can’t easily do this with traditional tea baskets or spring loaded balls). So, you’ll know the exact moment your tea is ready to taste.

    I’m here to answer any questions!!

    Cheers!

    Joel

  • #9741

    Robert Godden
    Participant
    @thedevotea

    It’s all good, @boco , but I’ll thank you never to mention teabags again in my presence!

  • #9745

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @thedevotea just because you gave him money doesn’t mean you can silence the man 😛
    I think this little device is going to be very popular. Happy for @boco and team. @xavier hope that answered your main question.

  • #9746

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @thedevotea That’s a nice find too Robert. I’ve never seen or heard anything about this. How did you stumble on that product? The only thing is, space looks a little small/cramped for the tealeaves?

  • #9751

    Anonymous @

    @jackie haha, @thedevotea (Robert) can pretty much tell me to stand on my head and I’d have to comply….law of the kickstarter land.

    Also, to reply to the space/volume question, I can stuff about 5 tablespoons of tea inside the Boco KLiP tea brewer, and that’s to the brim. I normally put about 1-2 tablespoons of tea in the basket, depending on the brand/quality/strength and makes a great single cup of tea. Also, it’s length/volume will serve well with whole leaf tea that some of the folks in China like to drink….this is vastly superior to say, the tea balls where space is definitely limited. But people use the tea balls regardless.

    Joel at Boco

    http://www.bocoliving.com

  • #9752

    Robert Godden
    Participant
    @thedevotea

    You see, @jackie ? . @boco gets the way things should work. Now the rest of you should fall into line.

    I had one comment on one of the places I posted this and it was “No thanks, I prefer loose leaf”. I was astonished. The person in question went on to say that they preferred gaiwans, which is fine, but to deride an infuser as “not loose” annoyed me greatly.

    I’m hoping to get a KLiP in my hands by the time I travel to the USA. And then we can put it and a gaiwan to a “baggage handlers test”.

     

  • #9753

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    Well, you all jumped in earlier and now so many of the tiers are sold out. I might as well just buy one when it comes onto the market?

  • #9754

    Anonymous @

    @ jackie are you in the U.S.? Email me at [email protected] and I’ll work out a Teatrade deal with you. I really want you to try it, I think you’ll love it’s functionality. You can sip to taste before removing the KLiP which is pretty handy IMO.

    Joel at Boco

    Bocoliving.com

  • #9755

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    That does sound promising @boco. And yes, we are in the US. I will email you. @peter and I are very intrigued.

  • #9756

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    On second thoughts I think I’ll just send you a private message here on Tea Trade 🙂

  • #9757

    Anonymous @

    @jackie, have @peter to email me too!

  • #9758

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @boco – I’ll include him in the message, we are one household…

  • #9762

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @boco message sent, hope received.

  • #9764

    Anonymous @

    @jackie I tried replying, but the site was doing maintenance. I’ll try again.

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