Intelligent Robot for Fine Chinese Tea


This robot replicates tea steeping techniques and tea determination skills of tea practitioners as well as different steeping recipes with the application of perception sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI). No manual input of parametres is required, and the robot can produce tea with the best colour, aroma, and taste, basing on the nature of tea leaves. This can raise public awareness of traditional tea culture, thereby sustaining it.

  • Intelligent Robot for Fine Chinese Tea
Commercialisation opportunities
Non-exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

It is difficult to maintain a stable and consistent level of color, aroma and taste of steeped tea made by different tea practitioners.

  • This robot provides high-quality brewing and serving without the need to manually enter brewing procedures or steeping recipes, making it easy to operate.
  • Provide instant tea brewing service to consumers through pre-set serving volume.
  • Using a temperature-controlled tea cup can maintain the color, aroma and temperature of the tea.
Key impact
  • Enhance the public's experience in tea steeping, thereby raising the awareness of traditional tea culture.
  • Encourage more people to drink Chinese tea in a modern and healthy way.
  • Promote and carry forward the traditional Chinese tea-drinking culture.
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Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation established by statute in 1967, to promote productivity excellence through integrated advanced technologies and innovative service offerings to support Hong Kong enterprises. HKPC is the champion and expert in facilitating Hong Kong's new industrialisation empowered by i4.0 and e4.0 - focusing on R&D, IoT, big data analytics, AI and Robotic technology development, digital manufacturing, etc., to help enterprises and industries upgrade their business performance, lower operating costs, increase productivity and enhance competitiveness. 

The Council is a trusted partner with comprehensive innovative solutions for Hong Kong industries and enterprises, enabling them to achieve resources and productivity utilisation, effectiveness and cost reduction, and enhanced competitiveness in both local and international marketplace. It offers SMEs and startups immediate and timely assistance in coping with the ever-changing business environment, accompanying them on their innovation and transformation journey.