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12. 02. 2006

Wisdom Wands: Coffee and tea brewing wands

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Here's a drinking concept for tea and coffee lovers that I've never seen before -- brewing wands that you use to brew your hot drink then use as a straw to sip through. Normally, you don't drink hot beverages through a straw (I vaguely recall trying to once or twice and burning my throat because I couldn't guage the temperature before it was too late). And then there's the straw melting issue with normal straws. Makes me wonder how much of the pleasure of drinking hot tea and coffee has to do with the sensation of sipping from the edge of a cup. But I do like the idea of brewing from loose tea leaves or ground coffee beans one cup at a time. And maybe drinking tea and coffee through a straw would be a nice change of pace.

The Java Wand is basically a mini French press filter attached to a glass straw. You add coffee straight into your cup of hot water, let it brew, add milk and sugar, then drink through the wand. The similar Health Tea Wand is a glass wand with a strainer at the bottom to strain your tea leaves as you drink.

$19.95 each at Wisdom Wands.

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Like Mate in Argentina? Not a new concept so much, but interesting to see marketed.

Em:

People have been using bombillas in South America to drink mate for centuries. Same thing, just not plastic and without the tacky, "whimsical" product literature.

EKD Vine:

This isn't really a new idea. It's just a modern version of the bombilla straw Argentines and other South Americans use to drink mate. I have a bombilla I got for about $2.50AUD, and it's very good for drinking tea through. This tea wand is very overpriced and simply rips off the bombilla idea with no new advantages save for the price tag.

Norio:

My only comment is that a tool such as this (called bombillas) has been used for centuries in South America for drinking tea made from yerba mate.

snowbag:

It is like a mate straw or "bombilla." See :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mate_(beverage)

Because that drink has the often-shared gourd cup and a collection of brewed items, the filter-straw makes more sense. But I don't like the taste of mate much.

Christina:

Actually, I tend to drink most hot beverages with a straw. Since heat rises, using a straw lets you sip from the bottom part of the drink, which is the coolest.

This sounds interesting to me. I don't know how to make coffee,since I don't drink it, so this could be a way for me to make it for guests.

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