James P is on a quest. A quest many of us have embarked upon without success. Not for the Holy Grail, no. Something much more important: The perfect cup of tea! He explains:
(It is a project) designed to brew delicate loose-leaf or bagged teas at precise temperatures for the a high-quality consistent cup of tea.
He is developing a Raspberry Pi-controlled machine which will boil water, monitor when the leaves should be inserted (via servo control) and time how long they should be left in the water. The servos are then used again, removing the basket of leaves from the water. He is planning to add voice control to it (presumably just for the hell of it). Read his project log here.