So I never know how long to steep my tea. It’s a problem, especially in the morning when I’m barely awake to turn on the kettle. The last thing I need to worry about is keeping track of time, so I decided to build a device that keeps track for me.
After I put the tea bag in boiling water, I turn on my timer at wait. At evenly distributed intervals the letters “R-E-A-D-Y” blink, one by one. This lets me know that my tea is still steeping. After 3 minutes (the amount of time needed for that perfect cup) they all blink together, letting me know that my tea is ready.
All I have to do now is sit back, relax, and sip.