Kickstarter: Qterra NOVO Travel Tea Brewer


Since I started working for The Daily Tea, I’m always on the lookout for cool new products that can make my tea habit even better, or easier, or just cooler. So when I heard about a brewer I can take on the road, I just had to share it with you.

For me, having a pot of yerba mate every morning means starting it the night before:Qterra bike

  1. Mate in the French press with water to moisten it
  2. Fill coffee maker with water
  3. Walk down the stairs in the A.M., start the coffee maker
  4. Wait until the water’s hot
  5. Pour into French press
  6. Brew 10 minutes
  7. Strain
  8. Pour into travel mug
  9. Wait for it to cool

Yikes! That’s a lot of work, eh? But I love my mate so I do it every day. Seems though I can now shorten it and brew my mate—or any other loose tea—in the travel tea brewer, saving myself a ton of time. Really?! And wow, it also reduces the temperature to 140˚F after brewing so I can drink it right away.

What sparked this creative idea? Inventor Pierre Baston shared with us…

I love to travel, and have been to Argentina a dozen times over the past 10 years to dance tango and visit the family of my girlfriend, who is a native Argentinian. I was impressed by the Argentine passion for mate, but noticed drinking it away from home meant carrying multiple utensils and could lead to spills. So I invented an easier way. And what works for mate, works for loose-leaf tea too.

Check out the Kickstarter program for Qterra NOVO Travel Tea Brewer. Hop on it! This program ends on January 3rd, 2015.

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I never realized just how much tea and tea paraphernalia I had acquired until I started working at The Daily Tea. Now I celebrate a passion I didn't realize I had. Loose, unsmoked yerba mate, brewed in a French press, starts my day. And I've been brewing my own kombucha since 1994! What tea treasures will I discover next?

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