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Hot brew, strong brew and cold brew your favourite tea to perfection every time!

Hot brew, strong brew and cold brew your favourite tea to perfection every time! Read more
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About this project

The world’s first smart tea maker that lets you hot brew, cold brew and strong brew your favourite tea to perfection.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

                      

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by the traditional methods of tea steeping and flow-brewing, Qi Aerista is based on our revolutionary patented circulative infusion system that can optimally manage the 4 key tea brewing elements.   

  

 

 

  

 

 

Qi Aerista comes with 6 different preset brewing modes for Floral, Green, Oolong, Black and Milk tea for your strong brew tea, plus Cold Brewing for all tea types. 

 

We have been working with in-house and external tea experts over the past years to determine the optimal brewing programs for these tea types:  

 

 

 

Check out how Qi Aerista brews Hong Kong-style milk tea via our strong brew feature in this demonstration video.

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 Let's see how Qi Aerista cold brews black tea in 10 minutes!

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Turning Qi Aerista into your smart tea making companion with our app for tea lovers.

  Our app includes the following unique features:   

 

 

   

Step 1 - Add water
Step 1 - Add water

 

Step 2 - Add tea leaves into the infuser
Step 2 - Add tea leaves into the infuser

  

Step 3 - Select your tea program and strength, then press "Brew"
Step 3 - Select your tea program and strength, then press "Brew"

 

Step 4 - Enjoy the savouring sights and aromas as tea brews
Step 4 - Enjoy the savouring sights and aromas as tea brews

   

Step 5a - Easy cleanup
Step 5a - Easy cleanup

  

Step 5b - Easy cleanup
Step 5b - Easy cleanup

 

 

Behind Qi Aerista is a team of passionate folks that care about tea and the tea experiences that we can offer to tea lovers.

 

 

Qi Aerista is built using safe and commonly-used materials such as heat-resistant borosilicate glass, stainless steel, BPA-free plastics and food-grade silicone rubber. 

No plastic part is in constant contact with water inside the pot during normal use. 

Here are the final product dimensions of Qi Aerista. Note that the base of the prototypes seen in photos and videos have a larger diameter of 220mm / 8.7in. The new and smaller base is currently under development and is targeted to be ready by the end of 2016. 

 

       

 We are offering the following rewards and bundles:

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Everyday we're grateful to see all the sharing of Qi Aerista generated by our backers. To thank our amazing supporters, we are excited to announce the launch of our Referral Program.  

Here's how it works. Share our campaign and earn 10% cash ($$) for every pledge amount you help raise. Register below, we will give you a unique tracking link to share.

 

Click here to see more information on our referral program. 

 

 We compared Qi Aerista with other tea makers in the market and we believe that Qi Aerista is your ultimate tea making solution! 

 

  

Over the past year we have reached out to the tea community with Qi Aerista and have received a lot of praise and support. 

See what tea professionals & tea lovers have to say about Qi Aerista at our public appearances around the world in 2016. 

  

 

The Qi Aerista project formally started in 2013, based on an idea conceived by our founder Rick on an innovative brewing mechanism. Originally he wanted to solve his childhood pet peeve of preventing his favourite tea from being over-steeped. 

Since then, he along with the Qi Aerista team came up with the core designs of Qi Aerista. The project has gone through several years of research, various stages of prototyping with numerous iterations and product testing in between.  

 

 

Building a great product requires tremendous skills, effort and dedication. But most importantly, we need your support to help realize our vision of brewing the perfect cup of tea for everyone, including people new to tea.

To propel our Qi Aerista project into mass production and market launch phase, we need your help. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the raised funds will help account for the costs of: 

  • DFM (Design for manufacturing) process of the finalized product design 
  • Tooling, manufacturing & quality control
  • Sourcing material and components
  • Testing & safety certification (e.g. IEC, CCC, CE, UL) 
  • Handling and logistics    

 

 

We are a team of dedicated professionals in R&D, design, tea knowledge and marketing. With our passionate love for tea and innovation, our goal is of introducing more people to the wonderful world of tea and make every tea lover's tea experience more enjoyable.  

Some of the companies we have worked for:

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

If our project is successfully funded with the generous support offered by the greater Kickstarter community, we will maintain regular and close correspondence with our Qi Aerista supporters through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels to update everyone on what's happening with the Qi Aerista project.

Whenever obstacles arise (e.g. design revisions, manufacturing delays, lengthy certification processes, shipment issues), we will communicate the situation with those affected as soon as possible in order to resolve the challenges in a mutually satisfied way.

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