User friendly but... I haven't used it yet, but seems user friendly. I had Teavana app on prior cell, but n/a. I liked T's music & info on teas, but PB's claim that people call black tea red tea is bad. If people do, they're wrong. Red tea in class by itself. African red tea doesn't come from family Camelia Sinensis (sp?). Rooibos & Honeybush contain no caffeine. They should be brewed same as herbal teas.
Well, it functions. The timers work but I was hoping for more information of the teas than this app provides. To activate the timer you must drag the teabag into a cup, I found this to be a little annoying. I would prefer a more simple/straightforward mechanism. Once the timer finishes the sounds used to alert you sound like they've come from a meditation soundtrack, if you're doing anything you might not notice the ambient chimes. But in the end, it works.
Mediocre It works but really contains very little accurate information about tea. If you are uninformed about brewing times or the proper way to serve each tea or if you think it looks cool on your phone, this is fine. But you can brew more accurately with the timer that comes on your phone!
It's a tea timer, and it does just that. You can adjust the time, so I don't see what the problem is. And it has a little bit of info which is nice :) However, to the lady saying that nobody calls black tea red tea - you are wrong. What you think is 'red tea' is roobois, a herbal tea. But, in China, what we refer to as 'black' tea - say, English Breakfast - they call 'red', because it actually has a reddish, almost brick like colour. Because they have so much tea, they have to separate it further than us - they still have black tea, but this is usually toasted or roasted and is therefore actually the colour black when brewed, not red or brown. Perhaps don't assume that every other culture is exactly the same as the one you come from? (Sorry for the rant. Nice app and does everything you need it to.)
Haha Some of the complaints are ridiculous. It's a tea timer. Even better I love your responses to them. I actually love this app. It's perfect. I like to drink many different teas so having the option to customize times is really great. Could only be better if it controlled a laser beam from outer space to scratch my ass. Seriously your complaints are so petty and immature.
Works fine for first cup More like a game for people who already are familiar with tea. There is an info tab that other commenters seemed to have missed. Can be customized with the plus minus buttons but that feels troublesome.
- Restored background functionality (it used to work but not after Android KitKat)
- Added sound-chime options.
- Small timer customization fixes.
This APP is designed for Chinese kung fu tea tea tools. This app is a tea brewing tool for Chinese Gongfu tea.