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Perfect temperature teasmade

An automatic tea maker that makes tea at the right temperature
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Teasmade units are great but the tea is always too hot to drink straight away.

The proposed unit has 2 tanks of water. At the preset time the machine boils the water in the HOT tank and puts it in the mixing vessel with the tea leaves, partially filling it. It waits for the tea to brew, then stirrs (magentic stirrer) and slowly adds water from the COLD tank until the tea is at the perfect drinking temperature, based in a thermostat set by the user.

Then the alarm goes off ....

8th of 7, Jun 13 2002

(??) Plan http://www.plansamovar.com/brew.htm
Samovars and kettles. With thermostats. [phoenix, Jun 13 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Non-boiling kettle http://www.halfbake...on-boiling_20kettle
Same idea. [phoenix, Jun 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

The Laws Of Cooking On Shabbos http://www.sichosin...g-on-shabbos/10.htm
"It is prohibited on Shabbos to draw water from a kettle that has a thermostat..." [phoenix, Jun 13 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(??) Travel Kettle Set http://www.travelst....uk/essentials.html
[phoenix, Jun 13 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The Lady Tasting Tea http://www.amazon.c...104-9726718-5285552
History of statistics starting with an argument in a garden [hello_c, Jun 14 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       "So you want the taste of leaves, dried in the sun..."   

       I find it difficult to believe that the only way to get a good cup of tea is to get it too hot then cool it off again.
phoenix, Jun 13 2002

       yes this makes sense. Tea brews @ boiling point - then cool for drinking. its an English thing. add milk and sugar to taste - plus hobnob - in heaven. David Seaman on toast - ecstasy!
po, Jun 13 2002

       So waht do you use, Phoenix ? A NutriMatic ? Thankyou, the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.   

       "Go stick your head in a pig"   

       (If you have to look that up, yor shouldn't be using the Web)
8th of 7, Jun 13 2002

       please be respectful when addressing phoenix, or I may resort to violence.
po, Jun 13 2002

       Could we perchance request to know against whom this putative violence might be directed ? We humbly submit that our comment was in no way disrespectful, if taken in context ...
8th of 7, Jun 13 2002

       you, sorry. I take it back. <g>
po, Jun 14 2002

       Should not the tea be removed from the leaves (or vice versa) prior to mixing with the cold water?
angel, Jun 14 2002

       Angel: No, we don't think so. We can't see that there would be any difference made by the admixture of cooler water from the same source compared to letting boiling water cool naturally. Either use tea bags, or a tea strainer to catch the loose leaves. Surely if adding a cooler liquid was a problem, one would never add cold milk ?
8th of 7, Jun 14 2002

       I'm sure you're right; I was just wondering. I'm not an expert on tea, as I hate the stuff (except Chinese).
angel, Jun 14 2002

       David's Semen on toast? Ewwwwwww
thumbwax, Jun 14 2002

       when your a naval officer (UK), you can choose which of two times to be awoken in the morning with a perfect cup of tea in bed. This is called "getting a shake", though i personally thought the tea was enough.
mymus, Jun 14 2002

       Adding cold water would dilute the tea-taste, obviously, which is not ideal for the tea fanatic. The perfect-temperature teasmade would check the room temperature, know what temperature it had brought the water to for this morning's kind of tea, and be programmed with the rate of cooling for its volume & vessel; it would calculate backwards and start your tea exactly early enough that it would have naturally cooled to your chosen temperature when your alarm went off.   

       In the Passive-Aggressive Office Politics Theme House, the alarm clock would conspire with the HVAC system to embarass the teasmade by throwing off its calculations.   

       (Non-tea-drinkers: not only do different teas want to be brewed at different temperatures - the greener the cooler, usually - but there is a century or more of argument over whether, in fact, one should put in cold milk or warmed milk, and whether milk-in-first is an aesthetic or merely a social error. There's a book on the history of statistics out now that starts with one of these arguments.)
hello_c, Jun 14 2002

       I don't know if it's my imagination, but I find instant coffee tastes different if you add cold water to it immediately after making it, than if you let it cool naturally. Would tea be the same or am I sadly deluded?
pottedstu, Jun 14 2002


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