I've been pondering what to do in regard to this for weeks. I simply loathe standing in my kitchen, staring at my gongfu table and having to start my day by saying to myself, 'What to do? What to do?' like the doddering old woman I am surely becoming. I shall not hasten that dotage by whining in the early morning hours about tea, I refuse to go there! And now, thanks Smacha I can make sure I don't.
And best of all I don't have to use an old, plastic, stained, nasty Teavana tea-strainer or any other less than worthy methods or tools. I can make my tea, and make it perfectly and with total safety and ease with Smacha's auto-brewer.
In the past couple of months I have seen two new, bright shiny thousand dollar tea-brewing machines come into the marketplace, and have been fascinated and horrified. The idea of taking something as simple as tea and putting it through such a process appalls and galls me. It also calls to me, for I love gadgets and yes, I do want to get the most out of my leaves. But I don't need to spend money on something that plugs in and looks like a science experiment. The Smacha brewer makes me look at those high-tech tea gadgets and laugh. This is how it is done, people. Elegant, simple, and even for Gongfu lovers who generally do not steep for two minutes, truly worth the wait!
I want elegant but easy. I want perfect tea with minimal brain power involved in the wee hours of the morning, or really anytime I am not in the mood to appreciate the clay pot or the antique gaiwan, or when I really do want to make 10 ounces or more of something delicious and maybe, just maybe, use a large Japanese tea 'mug'! I am learning not everything has to be gongfu style. I can still brew with intention, mindfulness