I recently visited Zhejiang Province in China, home to the Dragon Well Tea, which has long been ranked first for Chinese teas in successive appraisals for its mild fragrance, clear brew and nutty, smooth taste. The highest grade harvests of its yellowish-green spears are hard to attain, even in China. Inspired by this superlative tea-drinking experience, we found some first-rate tea products to help infuse a perfect cup. The following are some of our favorites and good ones to add to your mental Mother's Day list. Thanks to Adagio, we also have the latest model of the TriniTea (pictured right, description below) to give away to one lucky Cool Hunting reader. We'll chose a winner at random from the entries. To enter, follow the contact link at the bottom of the page, fill out the form and select "TriniTea Giveaway" from the pull-down menu. All entries must be in by Monday, 16 April 2007, 11:59pm EST. Simplifying morning routines and the preparation of loose tea, TriniTEA is an electric tea maker that works like a coffee maker. Heated water in the upper chamber steeps with tea leaves in the center cylinder and then drips into a pot to keep warm throughout the day. Variable timer and temperature controls lets you adjust the strength of the infusion, ensuring a cup of tea to your liking. Available for $99 from Adagio.
beautiful display of the process of tea making