I’ve spent most of my life in tiny kitchens, whether or not that was working as a chef working in small eating places, renting tiny residences on a chef’s wage, or living in a 26-foot RV. It’s been so lengthy since I used to be in something however a tiny kitchen, that once I enter a giant kitchen, I really feel disoriented and confused. How do you cook dinner when it’s a must to stroll away from the range simply to get one thing out of the fridge?
One consequence of tiny kitchen dwelling is that you simply want instruments that may deal with a number of jobs. There’s no room for single-use devices. My chef knife is every part from a knife to a peeler to a muddler to a bottle opener.
As a lot as I really like a good cup of tea, there isn’t any means I’m going to have a separate tea brewer, thermos, and mug. I do not even have a kettle (amazingly, a sauce pot appears to boil water fairly properly), not to mention a devoted tea brewer. This is the place the Tea Spot’s Mountain Tea tumbler is available in.
The Mountain Tea tumbler is an insulated 16-ounce thermos with a brewer basket that matches down into the highest of it. Put your loose-leaf tea within the basket, safe the lid, drop it within the thermos, and pour water excessive. Put the lid on, let it steep on your most popular period of time, pull the basket out, and also you’re good to go.
If you are consuming bagged tea, you possibly can skip the brewing basket and simply drop your tea bag in (no tea snobbery right here, I drink each). According to Tea Spot, you too can throw in “fruits or herbs for a spa water experience.” I’ve not tried this, however I’ve used it as a thermos for espresso and it really works nice (once more, simply skip the brewing basket).
You can drink straight out of the Mountain Tea Tumbler and there is a deal with you should utilize to clip it to your bag. I’ve thrown this factor round and had it tip over numerous occasions within the automotive and it has by no means leaked. It matches customary cup holders in your automotive, however I have not examined this. My cup holders are perpetually filled with rocks, tiny youngsters’s collectible figurines, and different bric-a-brac, so I am unable to reap the benefits of this function.
Tea Spot claims the double-walled design will preserve your tea sizzling for six hours. That feels about proper, although to be completely trustworthy I do not suppose I’ve ever had a 16-ounce cup of tea final me greater than an hour.
The solely factor you possibly can’t do with the Mountain Tea tumbler is put it within the microwave, however with six hours of sizzling tea, you most likely would not have to anyway. If you need a barely bigger brewer, there’s additionally the Everest Tea Tumbler ($33), which does not have the sipping lid however is bigger at 22 ounces.
It’s a kind of uncommon gadgets that does many issues properly. Even in case your kitchen is so giant it has an island, it is nonetheless one of the best ways to brew.
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