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Enhance the flavor of your tea



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How long to steep your tea


   Have you ever made a tea that didn’t taste so great? Different teas react differently the amount of time you let them steep for. To steep tea, pour hot water over your ingredients and let them rest for a few minutes. It isn’t an exact science, but you won’t manage the right taste every single time.

Alessi Tea Timer is designed for people who enjoy tea culture and are sensitive to the concentration of tea.


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The mechanical timer helps to make the tea taste better which the structure is designed to isolate from the water and tea when the time is over.

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Manage steeping time



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Concept Demonstration



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Experiment 1 - Magnetic powder + Neodium Magnet


Using the simplest materials and methods, there was a purpose in making the tea timer. The principle operation was completed, though a problem with the appearance structurally failed the adjustment of the magnetism, so a change in design was needed.
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Experiment 2 - Magnetic powder + Neodium Magnet


From the first attempt, I attempted to reduce error by increasing the height of the hourglass and thus the operation of magnetism was fixed, but the aspect of calculating the time of the hourglass was an issue.
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Experiment 3 - 60 mins kitchen timer


The preceding tests’ problems were fixed with ease and attempted to use the kitchen timer. The issue from the appearance of the design caused the problem of time, so I looked into other designs and functions of hourglasses to proceed.















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