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- Tea enthusiast (3)
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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:
- High Quality
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This might be the best product in the world, but I'd have no idea. It came with no instructions. We can't get it to turn on, and we can't even get it to open to check the battery (probably very easy if you have instructions). Back to the store it goes.
- Accurate Timing
- Very easy to use
- Whenever it's Tea time
I always knew that certain teas required specific temperatures & timing to be at their best, but I was intimidated by most of the 'tea timers' I saw. This is VERY VERY easy to use, and comes with very clear directions. It has presets for various teas, or you can adjust to your liking or per a specific tea package.
- No Mate preset
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:)