Teadrop combines a timer and a filter to steep your tea for the perfect amount of time every time, automatically.
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First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to check out my project! I designed and patented teadrop to simplify the experience of preparing loose-leaf tea. My hope is that teadrop will make loose-leaf tea and all of its health and epicurean benefits accessible to a wider audience. I just need your help to turn teadrop into a reality.
Teadrop is unlike any other device for steeping loose tea. It simplifies the process by integrating a timer and a filter into the same device. With teadrop you don't have to worry about removing the leaves when the timer is up, teadrop will automatically stop steeping the leaves at the right time.
To use teadrop all you need are loose tea leaves, a cup, and hot water; teadrop handles the rest. You simply put your leaves into teadrop, spin the cap to set the timer and place it into a cup of hot water. Teadrop automatically stops the leaves from steeping when the time is up so that your tea is brewed perfectly every time. It even rings to let you know your tea is done.
When your tea is done steeping you can safely remove teadrop like you would do a teabag, however, you may also leave it in, the choice is yours; your tea will not oversteep regardless of what you do.
Once teadrop's integrated timer is up it is completely sealed; you can set it down on your table and not have to worry about tea going all over the place.
Right now, teadrop is ready to be manufactured. I have interviewed several prospective manufacturers and settled on one. I need your help to fund the mould costs and first run of manufacture.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $12,000 goal
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May 6, 2011 - Jun 5, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $25 or more
2oz of premium loose-leaf Japanese green tea in a special tin stating that you helped support teadrop's development.
Pledge $40 or more
Pre-order your very own teadrop. You will receive your teadrop before it goes on sale and at a price 20% lower than retail. Add $7 to your pledge for international shipping (outside of the US).
Pledge $100 or more
If you pledge over $100 you will get a teadrop before it goes on sale, an insulated tea travel mug with the teadrop logo and a statement that you have helped support teadrop on it. Also, your name will be included on the teadrop website as a backer.
Pledge $500 or more
For this you will get a case of 20 teadrops before anyone else. Your name will also appear on the inside of the teadrop packaging as a backer.