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.

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]