/ Mark Frauenfelder / 1 pm Fri, Jan 23 2015
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    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.

    Mark's pick:
    teavana 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.

    Jason's pick:
    teapress 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.

    Xeni's picks:
    hario_grinder Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton ($32) and Hario V60 ($20) and natural paper sheets ($13)

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    1. I have the Haario pour over thing, and use it 3-5 times a day. Word on the streets is that you can save a lot of money on filters by buying a #4 cone filter and folding it so that it comes to a point.

      My wife has pointed out that we would go through less coffee beans and I would waste less time if I just used a drip coffee maker like a normal person. She's right. But I'll be damned if I'm going to take short, efficient coffee breaks. Hell.

    2. We could also save a lot of money and effort if we only ever drank water. We're not on this planet just to be efficient. Viva la cafe!

    3. The tea maker may be perfect, but Teavana is the most ridiculously overpriced purveyor of tea imaginable. Go online to TeaSource and compare prices (the quality cannot be compared, good tea does not need to be flavored and most Teavana teas are).

      First Boing Boing comment in a decade (then again, first time I've disagreed with a BB post in ten years).

    4. If Boing Boing was a blue inked memographed 'zine in the 70's. We'd all be talking about the Chemex.

    5. Pfft...You want Show..go for a Siphon coffee maker:

    Continue the discussion bbs.boingboing.net

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