How does Qi Aerista notify me when the tea is ready?
After brewing is complete, there will be a beeping sound to alert you that your tea is ready. Qi Aerista has a keep warm function to keep your tea warm at 70C/158F for up to an hour.
It is mentioned that Qi Aerista can essentially brew all types of tea. Exactly what types of tea can Qi Aerista brew?
Not only it can brew traditional teas like green tea, black tea, white tea, pu'er tea, oolong tea, and herbal tea, this smart tea maker can also make cold brew teas and strong brew teas. Cold brew teas are teas brewed at room temperature (25C/77F). Green teas and finer teas (e.g. CTC, broken pekoe) are great for cold brewing.
In addition, Qi Aerista can make super strong teas for all our milk tea and Chai tea fans. No more re-heating of your teas after a long steep. Simply add milk to the tea after brewing is complete.
Can Qi Aerista do cold brewing tea?
Yes! The smart tea maker has a designated program for cold brewing. Simply tap on the 'Cold' button and your crisp and refreshing cold brew tea will be ready in 10 minutes as compared to a few hours if brewed manually.
I drink really strong tea and love to add lots milk to my tea. Is Qi Aerista for me?
Absolutely! The smart tea maker has a preset mode 'Strong' to meet your needs. The tea will be brewed for 8 minutes at 95C/203F.
Can I add milk to the Qi Aerista borosilicate glass pot?
We do not recommend putting any liquid other than water and tea to the pot and it will make the cleaning of the pot difficult.
Can we use Qi Aerista just to boil/heat the water?
Yes! You can use Qi Aerista as a variable temperature kettle via the HEAT function. We provide 8 default heating settings. You can also customize to any temperature between 25C to 100C (77F to 212F) as you like.
I heard that Qi Aerista is the first smart tea maker that can make Hong Kong-style milk tea right at home. How does it work?
Qi Aerista has a preset 'Strong' brewing program that is perfect for Hong Kong-style milk tea. After brewing is complete, simply combine the tea and evaporated milk in a mug. You can check out the full recipe in our blog.
Can we use tea bags or loose leaf tea with Qi Aerista?
Certainly! For small pieces of tea like fannings and dust grade, we strongly suggest placing them in tea filtered bag before brewing them in your Qi Aerista.
How much tea leaves/water can I add?
We recommend using one heaped teaspoon (about 3 grams) for every 230ml (about 8oz) of water.
What kind of water should I use?
Avoid choosing water that is high in mineral contents as you may find unwanted metallic flavor in your tea. Also, if the water’s mineral content is too high it will leave scale deposits in your pot. Absolutely purified water is also not recommended as it will make the tea flat and dull. As a result, we advise using clean drinking water that has either low or balanced mineral content.
Is Qi Aerista easy to clean?
Absolutely, all parts in contact with water (e.g. infuser and pot) can be removed for cleaning or rinsed under the tap.