jogrebe wrote:So if you really want to reduce caffeine, start by brewing for 30 seconds then throw out the water add more and have your tea as strong as you like it but without most of the caffeine.
I think that is what she's asking for.
My understanding is that she wants a 30-second brew time on the TriniTEA, so that she can brew for 30 seconds, toss out the water, and re-brew for the appropriate amount of time.
Not a bad idea, really. Not that I care about caffeine myself. But I know a lot of people do, and they currently would have to de-caffeinate the tea manually, then transfer the wet leaves into the TriniTEA.
If the TriniTEA had a 30-second brew option, those people could de-caffeinate the tea without needing to have 2 different tools/pots/whatever, and without needing to move the leaves or anything.
I know what you're thinking: it is just a matter of convenience. But isn't that what the TriniTEA really is, in the first place? A tool for convenience?
The only real reason to use a machine is to make the process more convenient.
I mean, because anyone can just make tea. You don't need any special tools at all: just some heat, and a container to heat the water & steep the tea. Realistically, you don't even need an infuser. You can scoop out the leaves. But infusers, tea pots, thermometers, electric keetles, and such make the process easier. Just like tea-making machines make the process easier.
So, I say Adagio should go for it. As long as it is something that is relatively easy to do.
Because, if it is going to add another $50 to the cost, or another 3 months to the production time... forget it.
But if it would be a $5 cost bump, and a few days production, go for it!
If that makes any sense.