Seventh Tea Bar Debuts Steampunk Brewing Tomorrow With Twitter Giveaway
|Anne Marie Panoringan|
While folks are hardcore about their lattes, we mildly obsess over Seventh Tea Bar's newest contraption: Alpha Dominche's Steampunk 4.0. It's got brains and beauty, like many of our Weekly counterparts.
Admittedly, some of the terminology is over our heads. Owner/Mad ScientistJeff Duggan got all Alton Brown with us as he discussed negative pressure, ultra-consistent profiled agitation and temperature stability. What we took away was the idea that up to four teas could be brewed simultaneously, all under different controlled temperatures. The process began with pre-heating our water, and ended with aforementioned negative pressure flushing our scalding liquid through a piston, straining the flavors of a first (and second, or even third) extraction.
The crew at Seventh is able to duplicate traditional brew profiles like French press or V60 by varying grind, agitation cycles and filter options on the Steampunk. Time and temperature adjustments allow them to find the best possible formula for the teas they choose.
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