Cup of tea

Contra Costa Times - January 4,2008

When we first caught a glimpse of this new teapot from Steepware, we thought it was cute but were otherwise unimpressed. But then we saw what it could do.

The automatic teapot ($69.95) brews loose tea and then removes the tea from the water at just the right time so that you get a perfectly steeped pot. The pot has three settings: green, black or herbal. .

The line of Steepware and loose leaf teas are sold in more than 450 stores nationwide, and you should be able to find one at Whole Foods. If not, they're available at http://www.the–

– Joan Morris