Tea Thermometer and Timer

Tea Thermometer and Timer

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Take the guesswork out of tea brewing with our combination thermometer and timer. The thermometer audibly and visually indicates when the water reaches the correct steep temperature and when time is up. Preset times and temps for each time of tea are already programmed. The silicone coated clip effortlessly holds the thermometer to your teapot or cup. Makes brewing the perfect cup of tea easy. Batteries included.

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2.2

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (7)

42%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Tea enthusiast (5), Health conscious (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Perfect Timing Anyone?

        Tea Thermometer + Perfect Tea Taker= Awesome Cup of Tea! I've had this tea thermometer for about a year and it's really great. The instructions were pretty good. There is no preset fot...Read complete review

        Tea Thermometer + Perfect Tea Taker= Awesome Cup of Tea! I've had this tea thermometer for about a year and it's really great. The instructions were pretty good. There is no preset fot Mate but there is one for Darjeeling. I thought Darjeeling is a black tea? Anyway, I replaced the battery about two months ago. The replacement battery was about four bucks. Remember to hold the "Ent" for 3 seconds to shut it off. I will probably purchase another tea thermometer for work. Since the Breville tea maker is a bit pricey for me, this will have to do for now:)

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        Can't turn it on either

        I had some reservations about purchasing this, given the first review I read, but I thought I would try anyway. Although mine came with instructions, I am unable to turn it on. ...Read complete review

        I had some reservations about purchasing this, given the first review I read, but I thought I would try anyway. Although mine came with instructions, I am unable to turn it on. I followed the instructions to replace the battery, thinking that might be the issue (although I thought it would be pretty crummy to get something that supposedly has a battery included but that battery is dead already). With a new battery, the thing still won't come on when assembled. If I have the back cover off completely, and have my finger over the battery, a light comes on and the screen is illuminated. Looks like I got a bum thermometer from the same batch as a previous reviewer. Taking back to the store and hoping for a replacement.

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        1.0

        This thermometer is a pain in the ***

        By Tim

        from New York, NY

        You would think that a timer with different presets for different types of tea would be very convenient. Unfortunately, the execution of this idea was severely lacking.

        First, the presets for green tea (the only tea I make), are ludicrous. The default steep time is 2:30! The correct steep time for green tea - and I have found this to be fairly uncontroversial - is 60 seconds. 2:30 is WAY too long. And it's a pain in the *** to change the presets every time you want to make tea.

        Second, the timer literally will not start unless the water is at or above the temperature you set it for. God forbid you microwave your cup for 3 seconds too short, and your water is only at 169 degrees rather than 170. You cannot start the timer until the water reaches 170. This is ludicrous. A timer with shackles on it makes life *more* difficult, not less.

        Overall, this timer/thermometer is more trouble than it's worth.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Short-lived

        By Erin

        from Lansdale, PA

        About Me Tea Enthusiast

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              At first this little gadget was everything I wanted in a tea thermometer. It does everything it says, allowing you to adjust the temperature and time settings to suit your tastes. But after only three uses, I pulled the thermometer out only to find that it wouldn't turn on. I believe that the battery somehow ran out. Unfortunately, the device isn't built to be opened to change the battery, so now I'm looking at the prospect of buying a whole new device. Overall, it wasn't worth it.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Timer doesn't work

              By tea sipper

              from fort worth texas

              About Me Health Conscious, High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

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                  • After Meals
                  • Afternoon
                  • Dessert Tea
                  • Evening
                  • Morning

                  Timer would not set properly..an obvious malfunction of the product. I contacted Tevana, and they are sending a replacement. Terrible product- great service!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Can't get it turned on.

                  By Orsomething

                  from Temecula, CA

                  I went to the store and bought this. Wish I had checked online before purchasing. The thing wont even turn on... very frustrating. Wish they had a better quality control with their products. Apparently im not the only one with this problem.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Timer with a tiny issue

                  By peacock_tea

                  from Maryland

                  About Me High-End Shopper

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                        I received this tea timer for Christmas ('12). I really enjoy using my Breville Tea Maker at home, and was wanted something that would allow me to get my tea as closely timed and temped as possible while at work.

                        This timer is great, the directions are a bit antiquated but once you get past that it's fairly easy to use. My one complaint about this timer is that while it's sold by Teavana - their name is even on the box, (though it's manufactured by Taylor), the time/temp settings they suggest for their teas is not possible with this timer.

                        Once you choose your tea type and temperature, the timer has a suggested time for steeping. But that time doesn't generally match the time on the Teavana labels they put on their loose tea. This is slightly annoying because it's defeating half the purpose of the timer/thermometer. It's usually off by about 30 seconds from their suggested time, and thus you can just wait, plus 30 seconds probably isn't going change the taste of your tea that much.

                        Overall I think this is a great product, and if they fixed the ability to adjust the time (without adjusting the temp) or sync'd the time up with the labels in Teavana I think it would be pretty much perfect.

                        • Tea Body:
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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        First didn't turn on, second works great

                        By CoffiNail

                        from Winnipeg,MB

                        About Me Occasional Tea Drinker

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                        Pros

                        • High Quality

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                            I looked at the reviews here before and saw that some people had problems with theirs turning on. My first one was the same. I returned it with no problems and got a new one, tested it in store and it worked!

                            The only think I do not like is that the presets on the themometer are not the same as suggested by the teavana tin I have. Both seem to make a decent cup of tea though.

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                            3.0

                            Great Tool / Buy a Battery

                            By Jerry Sixx

                            from Lindstrom, MN

                            About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

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                                  When this arrived I was very excited. However, it did not work. I replaced the battery and all was good. A voltage test on the original battery showed it was completely dead.

                                  I would have given it four stars if the battery wasn't dead on mine and so many other's upon arrival.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Piece of junk!

                                  By Angela Ruth

                                  from Green Bay, WI

                                  After about 5 uses it somehow got stuck on(yes, I know how to shut it off but it would not work) and now the battery is dead.

                                  No instruction book.

                                  Skip it!

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Can't get it to turn on

                                  By Melissa

                                  from NY, NY

                                  I was really excited about this product, so I was highly disapointed when I could not get it to turn on. I am bringing mine back to the store for an exchange and will make sure to check that the replacement works before I walk out of the store. It seems as if this is a common malfunction of this product, but the consumers who have working products are happy with it- to me it's worth another chance.

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                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Can't turn it on either

                                  By Lori

                                  from Chesapeake VA

                                  I had some reservations about purchasing this, given the first review I read, but I thought I would try anyway. Although mine came with instructions, I am unable to turn it on. I followed the instructions to replace the battery, thinking that might be the issue (although I thought it would be pretty crummy to get something that supposedly has a battery included but that battery is dead already). With a new battery, the thing still won't come on when assembled. If I have the back cover off completely, and have my finger over the battery, a light comes on and the screen is illuminated. Looks like I got a bum thermometer from the same batch as a previous reviewer. Taking back to the store and hoping for a replacement.

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