teaBOT (YC S15) Makes Customized Cups Of Tea With The Touch Of A Button

by Alexis Ohanian7/24/2015

Launching out of our Summer 2015 class, teaBOT is a startup that’s created a robotic machine that makes cups of tea from customized loose leaf blends in seconds.

The concept brings together grab-and-go food with modern robotics: Rather than waiting in line at a cafe to pay for a cup of tea made from off-the-shelf tea bags, teaBOT provides customers with a personalized made-to-order cup at the touch of a button.

TechCrunch’s Sarah Buhr tried out the teaBOT and wrote about the company in a story this week:

“The bot will let you mix and match different teas or select from some
suggested concoctions on either the teaBOT smartphone app or the
provided kiosk tablet to get a super fast hot brew. You can also pay
using your Apple Watch, if you want. Once the selections are made, the
teaBOT uploads the information and pours in a delicious mix of your own,
unique blend in under 30 seconds.

lids with a proprietary filtered mouthpiece keep the tea leaves inside
the cup while allowing the hot water some room to cool.

Cafes interested in placing a teaBOT within their place of business
get a percentage of the revenue and teaBOT will own and operate the
kiosks for them, including servicing the machines and replacing supplies
and product.”

Read more about teaBOT in TechCrunch here, and see it in action in the video below:



  • Alexis Ohanian