Smacha's Auto-Infuser once again has my deepest gratitude.
Did I happen to mention I am moving, rather suddenly in three weeks? Wasn't even looking for a new house but the house practically came to ME! I only mention this because I decided, two days after signing the new lease, to take on a baby Lovebird who needs to be handfed a warm gruel every five hours lest he die. Ok, a little dramatic, but I mean to imply I am either some sort of saint, an idiot or both. ( Hint; its both.) And the further implication is I am BUSY, I have my HANDS FULL! All this to say thanks, in my 'off-handed' way how grateful I am this morning, Saturday at 7am for Smacha's auto-infuser. No way could I handle Gongfu tea right now. First of all I have a screeching bird pooping on my head. Secondly, I want a LARGE cup ( in gongfu terms, 'large' meaning maybe 6 ounces!) of something FABULOUS, so the autobrewer is a savior once again. Have you guys seen these designs for making easy quality tea when there isnt a basket handy and you dont want to use a western style mug? The design is nothing crazy, just a perfect sized hole in the base, a good filter and a deep enough basket that i can put 5-7 grams of something in it and re-steep for hours. Anyway, here are some pics of the basic design.