No unnecessary bells or whistles (let alone a power cord) are needed for this elegantly simple tea timer-and-steeper to do its job. Just pour, screw, tip and wait.

A pair of identical glass vessels twist together mechanically via a plastic joiner piece to form the sealed middle between two hourglass-shaping bulbs, each sized for a single two-person serving of tea.

Three settings in the middle allow the user to select a duration for the steeping process, depending on tea types and personal preferences.

Once flipped, the top glass drains into the bottom and the loose leaves linger above Рbeautifully elemental and visually useful. Designed by Pengtao Yu.