(Download the app here)
When we first launched Tea Ave, we hinted that we had something special in the works: an app built for people who love tea by people who love tea.
You already know that Tea Ave offers both straight and scented oolongs, all 100% fresh and natural, sourced directly from tea farms in the mountainous regions of Taiwan, where the terroir makes it one of the best places in the world for growing tea. And now we’re happy to announce that we’re putting the same kind thoughtfulness and attention to quality to use in a special app: It’s good-looking, easy to navigate, fun to use, and – most importantly – it has all the qualities you want in a tea app.
We’re so excited to announce that Tea Ave app is available (for iOS) as a free download in the app store. As always, we welcome comments and feedback, which we’ll use as we continue to improve the app and develop the Android version as well. So check it out and send us your thoughts – we can’t wait to hear about how it’s your newest companion when you’re brewing a cuppa or sipping from your aroma cup.
Read on below for some FAQ about the app.
How to Use Tea Ave app
We created the app because we believed that tea drinkers of the world needed a good-looking, easy-to-use tool to help them track their personal tea inventory, use a convenient tea timer, and make notes on the different teas that they sampled.
The app does four main things:
- Allows you to collect and display beautiful photographs of your favorite teas
- Keeps track of your personal tea inventory
- Allows you to enter tasting notes for each tea
- Gives you easy access to a smart tea timer created specifically for oolong tea
Q: Where do I start?
A: Add a new tea to your inventory by clicking the tea leaf icon at the bottom of the screen. Then click on the plus sign to add tea name, photo, and information on where you bought it. From there, add tasting notes or track your inventory by clicking on the name of the tea. Amount of tea is displayed directly beneath the tea’s photo; edit by clicking the plus or minus sign. Tasting notes will display by date below that. Click to record or edit tea and water amount, brewing temperature, and brewing time.
Q: How do I use the timer?
A: Set the timer by dragging the knob to select your infusion time (the full circle equals 3 minutes). Tap “start” to begin the countdown. Once the timer reaches zero, it will automatically reset to the previously selected time. Adjust as necessary for second (and third, and fourth) infusions. Clear by tapping the arrow at the top right corner.
Q: Is my tea inventory searchable?
A: Yup. Just use the search box found in My Teas to easily find tasting notes for any of the teas you’ve entered in the past.
Q: What about social media?
A: We’ve got you covered. TeaApp allows you to easily visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Steepster, and more with the tap of a button. Just visit the info screen and select your preferred social media tool.