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 residing in a 26-foot RV. It has been so lengthy since I used to be in something however a tiny kitchen, that after I enter a big kitchen, I really feel disoriented and confused. How do you prepare dinner when you need to stroll away from the range simply to get one thing out of the fridge?
One consequence of tiny kitchen residing is that you simply want instruments that may deal with a number of jobs. There is not any 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 an excellent cup of tea, there is not any method I’ll have a separate tea brewer, thermos, and mug. I do not actually have a kettle (amazingly, a sauce pot appears to boil water fairly nicely), not to mention a devoted tea brewer. That 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.
In case you’re 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). In accordance with Tea Spot, you can even throw in “fruits or herbs for a spa water expertise.” 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’ll be able to drink immediately out of the Mountain Tea Tumbler and there is a deal with you need to use to clip it to your bag. I’ve thrown this factor round and had it tip over numerous instances within the automotive and it has by no means leaked. It suits commonplace cup holders in your automotive, however I have never examined this. My cup holders are perpetually stuffed with rocks, tiny youngsters’s collectible figurines, and different bric-a-brac, so I am unable to benefit from this function.
Tea Spot claims the double-walled design will hold 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 one 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 must 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 is a kind of uncommon units that does many issues nicely. Even when your kitchen is so massive it has an island, it is nonetheless the easiest way to brew.
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