Tradition meets the modern household – Bodum Assam Line

2 01 2009

Among the enormous selection of tea makers there was one pot that really caught my eye when I was browsing the tableware stores this week. The cast iron pot from Bodum Assam Line might be the thing I was just looking for, as it combines the traditional look and qualities of a Japanese tetsubin with a modern-day infuser and plunger. You could say that this tea maker is the result of mixing a tetsubin with a French press. The infuser is made of stainless steel and some plunger parts are also made of plastic. These pots come in three sizes – 0,5 liter, 1 liter and 1,5 liters and in one color – black. I think these pots are very convenient  as well as risk-free as you won’t be over-brewing the tea, because you can always push down the plunger and take the infuser out. Voila! Because I pay a lot of attention to esthetic values in products the only minus I see with this pot is its shape. Its appearance is less sleek then the traditional flattened version and the round shape makes it look bolder and less elegant. Still, the design is very nice and detailed, with resemblance to English pots. Other then that I love the idea and I love the functionality. 

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