I have wanted to make automata driven by my cup of tea for some time. I spoke with my friend Kevin Badni about this and we brainstormed ways to make this possible. Thanks to Kevin we worked out how to make this happen and I have been making some tea driven automata since our chats. The first one is a Tour de France cyclist. He carries on cycling for about 50 minutes per cup of tea. The idea of harnessing all energy around us is central to these automata.