This week's best gadgets
This week Mark and Jason compare tea makers and Xeni talks about her Hario Japanese coffee products.
In episode 023, Mark, Xeni and Jason talk about the Teavana Tea Maker, Bodum Assam Tea Press, and the Hario Coffee hand grinder, dripper and natural paper filters.
Teavana PerfecTea Tea Maker ($22) My wife has tried a dozen different kinds of tea makers. This is the one she likes the best. It doesn’t burn your hands, it’s easy to clean, and it makes the right amount for her.
Bodum Assam Tea Press, 34-Ounce, Black ($32) This tea press is the perfect size to get me through my morning email. Simple, durable and dishwasher safe.
Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton ($32) and Hario V60 ($20) and natural paper sheets ($13)
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