Most etymologists agree that the word bistro probably originated in 1814 during the Russian occupation of Paris, whenever Cossack soldiers visited a café where the service was slow they hammered their fists on the tables and shouted “bistro!” which in Russian literally means “hurry up!”. Some Frenchmen say “bistro” in the middle-ages originally meant minor servant.
On the other hand, to us today.....
Bistrotea simply defines Genuine Lifestyle Hospitality
In the early 1990's, Der Bistrozucker München GmbH pioneers of the sugar stick had a simple idea to design a tea pod that would perhaps one day replace the ordinary tea bag. Thus began the pursuit of the ultimate Tea Portion Of Design(TPOD).
Due to its absorbent properties paper also removes all fats from the liquid that it filters. Ordinary filter paper absorbs the brewing colloids from tea, where as a TPOD is a membrane which releases purely the beverage through the perforation without any loss of flavor. The purpose designed TPOD-foil remains neutral and sterilizable even up to 121°C (FDA certified), eliminating any influence to taste. Noxious substances such as remainders of glues or plant-protective agents are absolutely non existent. The result is a pure natural beverage.
Bistrotea uses tea leaves: Most traditional tea bags contain floor sweepings and tea dust. The TPOD concept favours the pouching of premium tea leaves which can be enhanced with natural tea extracts or FTNF flavours. Tea leaves absorb the fragrance and flavour from its natural surroundings, therefore to enjoy a fine cup of tea always use neutral utensils.
Bistrotea is simply smart ...it enables proper dosage without wastage, it doesn’t drip neither does it need wringing! It is also a perfectly well designed stirrer.
Bistrotea (QTPOD©) is dressed in a soft unique translucent envelope which is not only aroma and fragrance protective but also moisture-proof and tear resistant.