If you enjoy brewing tea, and have been thinking of taking your brewing skills to the next level you might be interested in the Manual Tea Maker Nº1. The manual brewing system has been created by Craighton Berman and provides a minimalist way of brewing your preferred tea.
Watch the video below to learn more about this minimalist brewing method which allows you to savour the tea in a more natural way allowing you to brew the perfect cup just how you like it.
The roots of Tea Maker Nº1 start with our partners at Spirit—an upstart Chicago company sourcing super-premium tea and supplying a growing list of our city’s best cafes and restaurants. Spirit took Manual on a journey into the true essence of tea—teas that stripped back all of our preconceived notions.
Start by completely forgetting tea bags—those ubiquitous little sacks filled with the dust of low quality tea. Then look past the scented teas—most typically made with synthetic oils of bergamot, jasmine or orange blossom. And for now, set aside the herbal tisanes—blends like rooibos, mint, and chamomile—that sometimes don’t even contain tea at all.
When you strip it back, you’re left with pure tea. Just the leaf of a small shrub that’s been grown and harvested for thousands of years. White, green, oolong, black—these pure forms of tea all comes from the same plant: camellia sinensis. What varies is the the way they are dried—or oxidized—after they are picked. A combination of basic techniques like wilting, steaming, baking, toasting, shaping, drying and curing are used to achieve the final style.