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Tea steeping device that automatically steeps tea for a set time? Answered

You should be able to set the time in minutes. The tea leaves (perhaps in a large tea ball) are removed/withdrawn from the water after the set time. I was thinking of have the tea ball suspended in the water by a weighted cantilever arm and when the set time expires, the arm is released and the tea ball is lifted out of the water... Any ideas? Thanks!

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orksecurity (author)2009-06-28

Such things are commercially available; I just saw one in a kitchen-supply catalog. Basic mechanical timer which, when it reaches the end of its cycle, lifts a lever rather than ringing a bell. No counterweight, just a spring which isn't released until then.

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Kiteman (author)2009-06-27

Get a timer, and replace the bell with a motor to winch the tea-bag out of the pot.

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