Cambridge Consultants Tê, the tea-machine of the longer term style check (video)
After water, tea is the world’s favourite beverage, but to the gadget-producing fraternity, it is cruelly ignored in favor of espresso machines. Fortunately, the parents at Cambridge Consultants try to treatment this with the Tê, a machine that guarantees to whip up an ideal brew in two minutes. Naturally, as your humble narrator is a milquetoast European correspondent, we have been compelled to see if it might reside as much as its spectacular claims. Seize a Chocolate HobNob and be a part of us after the break.
Cambridge Consultants is a product improvement firm from the UK that solves issues for its shoppers. Any firm can roll up and ask for it to develop a gadget tailor-made to its wants, however each once in a while it constructs one thing only for itself. That is the motivation behind the Tê. Whereas tea ampules can be found for machines just like the Nespresso and Tassimo, they use an entirely-incompatible espresso-brewing course of to make your drink. In contrast to the roasted beans, tea wants to take a seat (or “steep”) for 5 or 6 minutes earlier than it is correctly drinkable.
In contrast to conventional models, the tea pod is spun inside a chamber of water simply off the boil. The centrifugal pressure attracts the fluid by way of the chamber and guarantees to brew an ideal cup in two minutes. In fact, by agitating the leaves, you run the danger of beating out tannins (the colour) slightly than the flavour. The corporate has gotten round this by oxygenating the water, which is why it is best to all the time boil recent water, because the oxygen evens out the flavour.
5 staff labored round 2,000 hours to construct the unit, and the corporate is hopeful that a tea or gadget firm will agree to supply a business model of the hardware. In fact, when that occurs, it’s going to nonetheless take between 12 and 24 months earlier than we’ll see this hitting retailer cabinets, however the firm is obvious that this would possibly not be arriving on a budget finish of the market.
In fact, what you are all determined to know is how does it style? Given our expertise of different machine-made tea, we weren’t anticipating a lot, however have been tremendously happy with the outcomes. It even tastes ok to drink with out milk, one thing that we have by no means been capable of tolerate with our close to-20 years of expertise with the beverage.The truth is, we’re fairly unhappy that we cannot be having fun with extra of this brew within the close to future. If you would like to catch the factor in motion, we strongly recommend you catch the video.
Steve Dent contributed to this report.
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