Teapots and tea spoons could soon be consigned to the past if the new Stick Tea that made its debut at Hotelympia last month takes flight.
The new format aims to marry the quality and flavour of loose tea with the convenience of a tea bag. The stick has an aluminium body with 450 perforations that is packed with loose tea and mimics the actions of a tea strainer. Operators simply put the stick in an empty cup, add hot water and stir the stick to achieve the required intensity.
The Italian-made tea sticks are aimed at a niche market in top-end establishments.
They are packed with pure Ceylon tea in 17 traditional and exotic flavours - English Breakfast, Classic Ceylon, Green, Peppermint, Earl Grey, Assam, Fruit Medley, Vanilla, Strawberry, Decaffeinated, Lemon, Blackberry, Karkade, and Mint & Green.
To buy it, call 020 7486 3139