Tuesday, 25 October 2016 | Maja Alice
Time-saving teas and teaware
We’ve all had those days. The eight-hour shift turned into nine, the chores are piling up and time is disappearing before your eyes.
Life is rushed and time is precious.
Science has taught us that there is a constant amount of water in our atmosphere. When sunlight hits the oceans, water evaporates but it does not disappear. It rises to the skies and, eventually, it forms clouds. When clouds get too heavy they fall towards the earth and we have rain. Rain then seeps into the porous ground, it filters and forms our ground water. Ground water is pumped into pipes and runs through our taps. In one way or another, this water is then returned to the oceans or to the ground and the process repeats. But the amount of water never changes, it always stays the same.
Time is also constant.
At The Tea Makers of London, we respect the value of your time. We know how precious a second can be. And while we cannot add ‘time’ to our product catalogue, we do have a number of products that can help you save valuable time.
We have luxury tea triunes that allow you to brew the perfect cup of tea in the space of a few minutes, we have innovative teaware that will keep your tea warm while time passes by, we even have teas that will slow down the clock while you enjoy some much-needed “me time”.
In the rush of everyday life, it can be very difficult to find time to take care of your body. Fast food is so named because it is - well - fast. But fast is rarely healthy (unless you are running a marathon of course).
It is a well-known fact that many teas contain various healthy components such as antioxidants. The popular Japanese green tea, matcha powder, is famous for its very high level of the antioxidant EGCG. EGCG is said to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by clearing our veins of so-called ‘free radicals’. Traditionally, matcha is consumed during tea ceremonies where the tea is carefully prepared by tea masters and served to guests. But who has time for that every day?
Just because you are busy, you shouldn’t have to miss out on the health benefits of matcha tea. Therefore, we have mixed our revered luxury matcha with our high-quality sencha green tea and packed it into our luxury mesh teabags - also known as tea triunes. Now you can enjoy 2-minute matcha. There is no need for specialist equipment or time-consuming hand-whisking. Simply boil the kettle, open your matcha-sencha sachet, place the tea triune in your teacup, pour in the water, let it steep and enjoy.
Loose leaf tea time
Sometimes, nothing can beat a cup of really good loose leaf tea. But when you are at work or want to make a single cup of tea at home, it isn’t always worth the hassle of bringing out your teapot. This is where our Zenshi Glass Infuser Cup comes in handy. The cup is equipped with a removable infuser and a lid that doubles as a saucer. Simply place your favourite loose leaf in the cup, pour in hot water, put the lid on to keep the water hot as the tea steeps, remove the lid and place it upside down on your desk or kitchen surface, carefully remove the infuser and leave it on the lid-saucer while you enjoy your perfect cup of tea.
We have packed some of our most popular teas in triangular shaped, luxury mesh teabags that we call ‘tea triunes’. The large triunes are packed with the exact same tea as our loose leaf selection and leave enough space for the tea to expand and impart its natural flavours. By using our luxury tea triunes, you can enjoy the high-quality flavour of loose leaf tea with all the convenience of a normal teabag.
8 out of 14 of our luxury tea triunes have won coveted prizes at this year Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards. This proves that our triunes collection is as deliciously flavoursome as it is time-saving.
Sometimes, you wish you could stop time. Many of our customers, as well as lifestyle bloggers, have suggested that our Chinese flowering tea seems to slow down time. The nature of this special tea is very calming and peaceful. Our flowering tea consists of small bulbs that are carefully crafted using the finest quality silver needle green tea. Inside the bulb, you will find a beautiful display of small flowers. As you place the bulb into hot water, it will slowly unfurl and reveal the treasures inside. The small flowers will slowly rise in your teapot, emulating their natural spring blooming.
While this product will not help you save time, it will definitely help you savour it.
When time is of the essence, it can be difficult to discover new things and it can be all too easy to get stuck in a rut. Just because you are busy, you shouldn’t have to miss out on new experiences, new flavours or new trends. With our Discovery Packs, you can explore new teas in a few quick and easy steps. For example, you could order a discovery pack along with a Zenshi Glass Infuser Cup or one of our handy tea strainers. By combining a Discovery Pack with a infuser product, you can explore new teas in a matter of minutes. Simply click, brew and enjoy.
We have a number of handy infuser accessories and a wide range of teapots that make brewing loose-leaf tea effortlessly easy. Our Zenshi Glassware teapots come in different varieties for different teas or with multiple functions making them suitable for all loose leaf tea varieties. Our coil-only teapots are handy for Flowering Tea and large leaf teas such as Chinese Dragon Well. Our multi-use teapots are equipped with infusers and coil filters making them suitable for all teas.
In addition to our Zenshi Glassware Collection, we provide a number of time-saving infuser accessories. For example, we have a stainless steel micro tea strainer with a built-in scoop. Simply remove the infuser part from the front of the product, scoop up the tea, re-attach the infuser and place the strainer into your teapot or teacup.
We also have a number of strainers that will fit straight on to your teacup. A good example of this type of product is our little hippo tea buddy. The little hippo's legs fit over the rim of your teacup and he holds himself in place as your tea infuses. Simply place your loose leaf tea in the body of your little tea buddy and let him do all the work for you.
At The Tea Makers of London, we are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers. Our mission is to create the perfect tea experience for you, We know that there is much more to this than simply providing the highest quality products. From click to sip, we strive to make your entire experience enjoyable and hassle free. This is why we continuously update our online platforms, why we are here to answer your phone calls from 9-5 on weekdays and why we always take your comments on board to make our service as exquisite as our teas.