I Don't See the Queen Drinking From the Tpresso Tea Machine Anytime Soon

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Here in England, arguments are still raging over whether milk should be added to a cup before the water, or after. There's one thing Blighty is united in, however: national disdain for any machine attempting to manufacture tea.

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After all, we killed the Teasmade. Now, the Chinese—I mean, what do they know about tea?—have cobbled together a Nespresso-alike machine for tea called the Tpresso for "younger consumers who don't have time to brew tea in the traditional way."

It uses tea capsules similar to the Nespresso (goooooodbye, planet!), and costs the equivalent of $768. SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT DOLLARS.

That's£478 to you, Queeny. [Tpresso via WSJ via Treehugger]

DISCUSSION

kellygee19
Love My V8 Finder of Paths

Okay, so how long does it usually take to brew a pot/cup of tea across the pond? Here in the US, it only takes me about 5-10 minutes at most. I don't generally drink tea, I am more of a hot apple cider/cocoa fan myself so I don't really have all that much experience.

Also, over here, the concept of electric kettles still hasn't quite caught on. One step at a time China!