Tea-lovers purchasing a new property from Keepmoat Homes are in for a treat – in what is believed to be a world first, the housebuilder is installing instant hot tea taps in the kitchens of its new homes.

With the UK being one of the largest tea consumers in the world, and with more people working from home this last year, the top ten national housebuilder came up with the idea of an ‘instant tea solution’ for homeowners.

The company drew on industry-leading technology and techniques to deliver this latest innovation designed to provide homeowners with the perfect brew at the turn of a tap.

The appliance has been designed to dispense cold water, hot water as well as tea at the homeowner’s convenience depending on how the tap is turned.

Dan Crew, regional managing director at Keepmoat Homes, said: “We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to make our homeowners’ lives a little easier and with many of us now working from home, and tea consumption on the rise, we created the perfect solution, a hot tea dispensing tap.

“Sitting down with a cuppa is an instant mood-lifter and there’s science behind the feel-good factor, it contains antioxidants, boosts the immune and digestive system, whilst containing less caffeine than coffee.

“The instant hot tea tap is designed to reduce the time waiting for the kettle to boil and the teabag to brew. It also declutters the kitchen of a kettle and there’s no more dropped teabags on the floor.

“The biggest task was finding the right consistency for the tea as we appreciate everyone enjoys their cuppa at different strengths, but our R and D team have cracked a ‘perfect brew’ system which allows tea-drinkers to easily regulate from weak to builder’s.”

Keepmoat Homes’ instant hot tea taps have already been installed at the company’s Dominion development on Woodfield Way in Doncaster, which is bringing over 400 new homes to the area. The innovative taps will be rolled out as a standard kitchen fixture across all developments this year.