A remarkably simple yet effective way to enjoy a cup of tea.
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Tip one side to brew tea (with the strainer positioned underwater), & then tip the other way to drink (when the strainer is positioned out of the water, the tea leaves are no longer being steeped).
The ingenious Finnish design was invented by Laura Bougdanos, who was inspired by the sleek efficiency of Nordic design & the rugged beauty of Finland's landscape – gleaming snow drifts & inky black lakes in the arctic night. Daniela Cubelic, Silk Road's Owner & Tea Master was a collaborator on the project, ensuring that TipCup brews a perfect cup of tea!
TipCup is an extraordinary design from the perspective of tea innovation. Tea has more than 4,000 years of recorded history, & in all this time, no one has come up with the idea of tipping a cup one way to brew tea, & then tipping it another way to stop the leaves from continuing to infuse. It's comparable to when teapots or teaballs were first invented. Although the TipCup is a newcomer on the tea-culture block, it has already won a honourable mention at the prestigious reddot design awards for 2011.
Due to safety concerns around Covid-19 we are not accepting any returns or exchanges at the store. All goods purchased at this time are considered a FINAL SALE.
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
We’re now sold out of the 250 cup size tins, but you’re welcome to order refills for your 250 cup tins. We’re delighted to announce that our 300 cup tins are back in stock again!
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve freshness and nutrients. Exposure to light, heat and air causes flavour loss as well as the nutrient value of tea to decline, so be sure to store your teas in the tins they came in. Bring the tin back into our shops for refills and enjoy a discount. Please note that we sell our loose teas by volume, not weight.