It's not like tea-drinkers choose tea for its immediacy or anything, but to push the "right here, right now" agenda even further, there's now a tea you can inhale instead of sip. London-based Camellia's Tea House debuted this new-age teatime experience at the 2013 Experimental Food Society Spectacular. The team set up a room full of vaporized teas and "sippers" tasted them with straws. Check out the video below to get a better visual for the presentation:
While there might be less risk of burning your tongue on vaporized tea, I would think it would be hard to keep your tea in your glass—but at least scalding liquid wouldn't be sloshing over the sides of your cup as you power-walk to work. Who knows, maybe this is the beginning of a new breathable food packaging concept.
From the sounds of the coughing in the video, you may not want to fill a room full with vaporized tea drinkers. Nevertheless, breathable food has always been a cool concept in terms of design and this exhibit is no exception.
Erika is the editorial assistant at Core77. When she isn't covering design, you can find her writing about music, food, and healthy living habits. But mostly music. She also has a strong affinity for hedgehogs, bowling, and bands with goofy names.