There is an invention baffling people in the United States and Canada. They don’t know whether to believe it’s an incredible asset or some short-lived trend. It’s the teaBot, a machine that allows its customers to create unique blends of tea in under 30 seconds.
The idea is to get rid of long lines at coffee shops by offering customers a way to get what they want to drink in less time. Men and women get suggestions from a smartphone app or at the kiosk tablet and even have the option to pay using their Apple Watches. The lids are made a special way to keep the tea leaves inside the cup.
The teaBot is for commercial use not home use. To get the perfect cup of tea ordinarily, one must heat water to the right temperature and steep the tea leaves until the water becomes the desired color. Each type of loose leaf tea differs. Some recommend steeping an infuser a few minutes while others state that it takes somewhat longer to reach the desired color.
The teaBot takes the work out of making cup after cup of delicious tea for customers wanting refreshment on the go. It’s yet another invention created to save people time by offering convenience. Although the teaBot is mainly seen in Canada, it’s also been introduced to the US market. Palo Alto, California’s Coupa Café opened the first kiosk to see how it fares. The Co-Founders of teaBot, Brian Lee and Rehman Merali, hope to place the kiosks in cafes and on college campuses nationwide.
Is the Teabot yet another gimmick or a genius invention set out to transform the tea industry? Only time will tell what the public’s opinion of the device will be. One thing is certain, however. Loose leaf tea remains the beverage of choice for many people throughout the world.