The ultimate cup of tea
Fancy a cuppa? Forget your teapot, use this luxe science experiment
WHAT BETTER WAY TO relax than with the perfect cup of char? BKON’s Craft Brewer is the world’s most high-tech teapot, using a process known as reverse atmospheric infusion (RAI) to create brews worthy of a multi-thousanddollar price tag. Grab a biscuit and we’ll explain how it works…
Place loose tea leaves and water in the brewing chamber and air is drawn out to create a vacuum. This negative pressure inside the chamber causes the leaves to rise to the water’s surface, sucking every last bit of flavour out; when the vacuum is released, all of that complex taste remains.
This process is repeated for 60 to 90 seconds, with variables like water temp tweaked to ensure a tip-top cuppa. Perfect conditions for 200 tea types can be accessed via the touchscreen, so no need to stick to builder’s, and it even cleans itself. $13,900, bkonbrew.com, out spring