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December 15, 2007

Teastick — Episode 2: German engineering


It was over two years ago — on July 28, 2005, to be specific — that the elegant Teastick (below) made its debut here.

Now comes a version (above) offered by the Museum of Modern Art's Design Store from Flöz Design of Germany.

From MOMA's website:

    Tea Stick Infuser

    Easily fill this wand-shaped infuser with loose tea and swirl in a cup of hot water for a single serving of tea.

    Made of stainless steel and plastic.

    Size: 6.5"L x 0.75"diam.

    Made in Germany.


On screen, I must say the original


has the MOMA one beat — at least for looks.

And, as Oscar Wilde observed, "Only the shallow judge by more than appearances."

Besides which the more stylish one is all stainless steel whereas the German iteration is partly plastic.

Add to that the fact that the newer one costs more ($20 v $18) and even I can see it's a no-brainer which one I want.

I can't speak for you, though.

$20 for MOMA's; $18 for the 2005 version.

December 15, 2007 at 09:01 AM | Permalink


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You know, any more, it is all about the loose tea. The way it should be done. Put it in a pot, throw the leaves in, and boil. If you get some in your cup, so be it.

Posted by: clifyt | Dec 15, 2007 10:46:22 AM

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