tea

  • Teforia soaks up $12 million to make the perfect cup of tea

    Teforia soaks up $12 million to make the perfect cup of tea

    Teforia has raised $12 million in a Series A round of venture funding to take its smart kitchen appliances mainstream. The company’s flagship product is an internet connected tea infuser that can brew teas from the company’s own line of pre-packed “Sips,” or from loose leaf teas that customers pack into the machine’s “infusion globe” on their… Read More

  • Meet Teforia, A Tea Brewing Robot For The Home

    Tea making is a delicate process that only the truest of enthusiasts around the world appreciate. The time-honored tradition of sourcing the right ingredients, taking care to consider the age of the leaves, the season of the year and the temperature of the water and then waiting for it to steep to just the right amount of time takes knowledge and patience. And, according to Han, most of us… Read More

  • India’s TeaBox Raises Seed Funding From Accel To Build An Online Starbucks For Disrupting Global Tea Market

    India’s TeaBox Raises Seed Funding From Accel To Build An Online Starbucks For Disrupting Global Tea Market

    In a world rediscovering its old tea drinking habits, finding a freshly-brewed cup of the hot beverage is still very tough, especially if you are a tea aficionado based in the U.S. or Europe. For the world’s second most popular beverage after water, the distribution and production models are still very ancient, perhaps waiting for their own version of Starbucks to happen. Now TeaBox… Read More

  • Introducing The Magical, Amazing Tong Yi Cha: Steve Jobs-Alike Flogs Tea In Taiwan

    Tong Yi Cha is giving away iPads 2 to various drinkers of their beverage – one tablet every week! And what do they do to advertise their contest? They hire some skinny EFL teacher to dress up in a turtleneck and jeans and pretend to be Steve Jobs as he flogs the merits of Tong Yi Cha and promises that folks will no longer have to be jealous of iPad 2 owners. Read More

  • QuickCup heats up water in 3 seconds: tea anyone?

    [photopress:tefalquickcup.jpg,full,right] The QuickCup, delightful little device that it is, somehow manages to heat up water in three seconds. From there you can make a cup of tea or cocoa or whatever else requires hot water. I know, it’s all very complicated. Be sure to watch the embedded video on the manufacturer’s Web site. I think they hired Oasis for the background music. So… Read More