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GongFu2Go by Crimson Lotus Tea

Hello hello!

Today I’m doing something a little different. Instead of reviewing a tea, I’m going to take a hard left down tea ware avenue. Usually, teaware reviews aren’t something that usually catch my attention. However, Crimson Lotus Tea notified me of releasing ‘GongFu2Go’, a new device that’s supposed to make brewing tea easier while on the go. So how did GongFu2Go turn out? Let's find out!

Inspection:

When opening GongFu2Go, a piece of paper came out that listed the instructions on how to brew tea using this device. I cannot stress enough that you need to follow the directions closely before brewing tea. Before writing this review, I used the device improperly and ended up burning myself. I don’t know why I did that, especially considering that the instructions were easy to read and follow.

There seemed to be two lids (with handles built-in), two glass bases that are double-walled, and a connection piece that twists to the right to open, or left to close. This middle piece also has a build-in strainer that seemed to hold back the tea. After rinsing everything off with soapy water, and drying it, it was off to the races!

Using:

I measured out 7g of oolong for the top part and screwed everything back together. I then proceeded to unscrew the bottom part, poured water to the first rung of the teeth of the screw, and twisted it all back together. When I turned it upside-down at an angle, the water poured over the tea swiftly. After waiting a bit of time, I poured it back over and tea was done. I unscrewed the bottom part back off and was drinking tea. This went on for about eight sessions.

Conclusion:

GongFu2Go was sent to me by Crimson Lotus Tea to test their new invention out. Upon the first time using it, I was surprised at how much thought went into a seemingly-simple device went. One of those things was the fact that the glass-compartments we’re double-walled, so when handing this device, my hands never risked being burned. Another great aspect of this device was how simple it was to clean off everything. On another note, I did try ice-brewing tea (ice-cubes on tea leaves, and let it melt over the course of the day into the bottom compartment) and it seems to do well, as well.

Overall, this is a pretty nifty device from Crimson Lotus Tea. It worked well with regular gong-fu along with ice-brewed tea. When I ventured out for tea time, all I had to carry was this device and a thermos for hot water. Now that gong-fu doesn’t require a lot to pack when on the go, this will motivate me to have tea time in more pretty places, especially nature….

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