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Product Review: Three Strand Tea Timer from Eteaket … and a NEW Contest!


Product Information:

Where to Buy:  Eteaket

Company Description:

A tea timer is a must for any self-respecting tea drinker. This specially designed tea timer will not only look the part in your kitchen, it will ensure you get perfect results every time. It has 3 separate, colour-coded hour-glasses: 3 mins for green tea; 4 mins for black tea and 5 mins for white tea.

Product Review:

This is a classic sand hour-glass tea timer, but with a neat twist.  Instead of just one hour-glass, this one has three… with three different colors of sand:  green, black and yellow.

The hour-glass with the green sand is a 3-minute timer, which is perfect for most green teas or lighter infusions of black teas.  The hour-glass with the black sand is a 4-minute timer, which is a medium infusion for black teas.  The hour-glass with the yellow sand is a 5-minute timer which is perfect for white teas.

The three hour-glasses are housed in a beautiful brushed stainless steel frame that is very durable.  It is something that will last for years, is easy to clean and keep clean, and will also look nice on a counter top or desk.

I like this nifty little gadget.  It’s handy to have by the computer so that you can watch the time without standing over your teapot.  And… let’s face it, you COULD use the timer on your oven, but, what if you need to time the au gratin potatoes?  This lets you have your tea and your potatoes too!


Hey!  How’d you like to win one of these nifty little timers of your very own?  We’re giving one away this week to one lucky reader!  In addition, I’m going to give away a 2 ounce tin of my (err… LiberTEAS, that is) Potpourri Tea.  To read a review of this tea, click here.

That’s right – a Three Strand Tea Timer (from Eteaket – a USD value of $20.25) and a 2 ounce tin of tea (from LiberTEAS – a USD value of $7.50) – all for one lucky winner (total USD value:  $27.75)

To enter, simply comment ON THIS review any time between now and August 21.  The winner will be drawn via random draw (using on August 22.  Be sure to include contact information so that I can get a hold of you if you’re the winner.

To earn extra entries in the contest (and increase your chances of winning!) you can do any of the following (one extra entry per item, up to 4 extra entries!):

1.  Are you on facebook?  Then, please “Like” our facebook page.  Just click on the box to the right of the screen, log in, and click on the “like” button to become a fan.

2.  Post a link of this contest on your Facebook page to tell your friends about it.

3.  Publish a blog post on your blog.  Be sure to include a link to our blog so that your readers can easily visit us here and enter too.

4.  Twitter about this contest, including a link to this contest.  While you’re at it, please follow Anne & Jennifer on Twitter.

If you choose to do any or all of these four things to earn extra entries, please do let us know by including the information in the comment section of this review, and include links for us so that we can check out your handiwork.

Thanks for reading, and GOOD LUCK!

14 Comments to

“Product Review: Three Strand Tea Timer from Eteaket … and a NEW Contest!”

  1. August 16th, 2010 at 7:52 pm       Caitlin Says:

    Oooo – this looks neat!

  2. August 16th, 2010 at 8:21 pm       spot52 Says:


  3. August 16th, 2010 at 8:26 pm       Rachel Says:

    Wow, too cool. I would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. August 16th, 2010 at 8:27 pm       RachanaC Says:

    Way cool! Totally want in on this one. Thanks a bunch. :-)

  5. August 16th, 2010 at 9:44 pm       Jan Crow Says:

    Love the idea of a triple timer. It’s pretty and very useful. I often use various types of tea and get confused on how long to brew. This solves that issues! Great! I will put one on my wish list.

    Thanks for bringing this product to the limelight.

    Jan Crow

  6. August 16th, 2010 at 10:13 pm       humangirl Says:

    Fun! Tweeted (humangirl) and liked on Facebook (Cody C.)

  7. August 16th, 2010 at 11:06 pm       mrawlins2 Says:

    Ooh, another contest! Count me in!

  8. Profile photo of amazonv August 17th, 2010 at 8:49 am       AmazonV Says:


    1. Already a FB fan

    2. linked in my status updates

    3. Blog

    4. Twitter

  9. August 17th, 2010 at 11:56 pm       Griffin Says:

    That’s awesome! The world needs more innovative Industrial designers like whoever did this one.

  10. August 18th, 2010 at 9:38 am       BethMD Says:

    The amazing ideas people come up with. Love it!

  11. August 21st, 2010 at 12:35 am       Ardee-ann Eichelmann Says:

    The tea timer looks like it would fit right into my kitchen, much easier to use than the stove timer. The tea sounds lovely too. Thanks for having this great contest.



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  12. August 21st, 2010 at 11:59 pm       Serendipitea Says:

    What a marvellous idea – and attractive too!

    I’m so gutted to have just discovered your LiberTEAS blends when you are closing the doors to your business :( I only found/joined Steepster and this blog via the discussions last night! And oh my Chocolate Romance, Sweet Caramel = sound truly divine .. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a gunpowder tea before so curious about that too .. Anyhoo, is there any chance you’d be willing to mail some of the Chai you have left to New Zealand? I didn’t see that option available on your store but figure it can’t hurt to ask :)

    *off to like you on fb!

  13. Profile photo of liberteas August 25th, 2010 at 10:05 pm       liberteas Says:

    Hello Serendipitea… I’d be willing to ship to New Zealand… my shop is currently not set up to ship internationally (except to Canada) because of the free shipping offer, however, if you’ll email me your address, I can calculate shipping for you and set up a special listing for you. Please let me know which size tin you want for the chai, and if you want anything else.

    My email address is:

  14. May 23rd, 2012 at 2:22 am       Online-Tea-Timer Says:

    The contest is gone but the following is still true: “A tea timer is a must for any self-respecting tea drinker.” – – – If you need a teatimer for your own web site or just want to use one right now, why not try the Online-Tea-Timer.

    Enjoy :)

Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!