Add up one more level of pleasant apart from taste and smell
Keywords: Product Design, Product Development
Tea is a dedicated and popular type of drink and there are a lot of accessories related to tea on the market, tea filters will be one of those flooding items.
Brand – Prolific were looking for new design features on tea filters to launch to the market and how to provide a surprising experience and enhance the enjoyment of tea brewing will be the main task.
A tea product set in flower blossom image was created including a tea filter and a scoop features that are able to responds to the temperature with a tea leaf container.
Watching the tea leaf or flower expand or unfurl is healing
Tea brewing should be an enjoyment and a healing process, watching the tea leaf flowing around the teacup or watching the flower bloom was claiming and stress relief for many people. However, the filtering work was annoying, many people shift to tea filters instead and missing the core beauty of the experience.
The design needs to take balance from the benefit of both approaches, in order to fit for the changing behavior while keeping the level of enjoyment.
IDEATION & DESIGN
Temperature is the key in tea brewing process
Temperature is the key in tea brewing process, different type of tea have their own best brewing temperature and normally ranging from 65˚ C – 100˚ C.
Therefore, to corp with the tea brewing requirement, it would be important to indicate if the water is in the right temperature range.
A sense of enjoyment
Sense can change how drink taste. Our brains always evolved when eating or drinking, making food look more visually appealing can prime expectations and therefore enhance the taste.
Bring in some beautiful element and interaction to the product not only surprised the users but enhance their enjoyment in tea brewing and drinking.
- Blooming Tea Infuser
Bring the beauty of blooming tea into infusing tea
We have consider the whole using experience from scooping the leaf into the infuser, infusing and to storage, therefore, the design includes a tea infuser, a leaf scoop fit the shape of the infuser and a leaf container in a pot shape made with clear glass which make it like a beautiful decor at home even not in use.
In order to provide a beautiful scene of tea brewing, shape memory alloy was selected to work with the leaves or petals shape silicone and stainless steel was selected to be the body as a well heat transmitter combine with a elegant clear glass infuser.
When the infuser immersed into hot water, the leaves or petals will expand or unfurl when the temperature over 65˚ C, which is the lowest starting required temperature for most tea.