SoftBrew™ Tea – a micro filter for your precious tea leaves
For over 800 years the finest teapots in the world have continue to be made without provisions for filters of any kind, be they small nets, clasps or, god-forbid, tea bags. The reason being that tea’s leaves and tips must have room to expand and unfurl in order to properly release the full range of their flavours.
Sowden’s SoftBrew™ teapot improves this beautifully simple functionality by introducing a discrete piece of advanced microengineering in the heart of the pot: a supersized etched stainless steel filter whose generous dimensions allow tea leaves the same freedom as that of filter-less pots as well as being easily removable and cleanable, eliminating the waste of tea bags and greatly simplifying the ritual of preparing perfect loose leaf tea.
The pots themselves are made in Chaozhou, the Imperial ceramic capital of China, using the highest grade local stoneware and porcelain and all our pots pass all the highest consumer safety tests.
Products can be found at Sowdenathome.com and a new generation of SoftBrew™ tea pots is now distributed by HAY.dk
The development of the Sowden brand, the iconic SoftBrew™ filter and all the products of the founding ranges is the fruit of a long term and trusted collaboration with George J Sowden. During this time I developed and perfected my design and product development skills working on products such as : the SoftBrew™ Coffee Maker; the SoftBrew™ Tea; small electrical appliances; the Nathalie Stovetop cookware and Ovenware; the Oskar cheese grater and the Pensrose tea set amongst others.