While coffee may be the dominant choice among hot beverage fans, the love for tea remains consistent around the world, especially in the United Kingdom, where 165 million cups of tea are consumed every day. And tea drinkers, a loyal and fairly fastidious bunch, relish the process of making tea as much as the final product.
To honor and celebrate the ritual and comfort of tea-drinking, and keep the little leaves at their most flavorful, London-based interiors company Lotusier has unveiled their unique tea humidor.
Humidors are normally used to ensure the freshness of cigars, but Lotusier has modified the design to preserve the wide range of flavors and aromas in tea. Assam or Lapsang Souchong, Darjeeling or Dragonwell, any tea will benefit from a little artful humidification and protection.
Lotusier handcrafted the tea humidor using sycamore wood, and gave it chrome settings to protect the tea from excess moisture, heat, air, light, and odor. After spending years researching and developing the tea humidor, it is finally ready for public consumption.
The Lotusier humidor is available in five designs that can each hold about 70 grams of loose-leaf tea. Depending on the model, the units can store four to six mouth-blown crystal containers to help maintain the freshness of the loose leaf. The new tea humidor is available for $8,750.