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.

$19.95
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Available on 04/03
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2.1

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38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Tea enthusiast (6), Health conscious (3)

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        1.0

        Listen to instinct.

        By Katles

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Tea Enthusiast

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              I, like another user on here, had some reservations about purchasing this. I just wanted a thermometer. I did not need the timer, and I am totally fine with a non-digital thermometer. The preset timer function is rediculous as you have to reset it every time. The first tie I used it, it was...okay. The second time I used it, I Almost had to take a hammer to it because it would not turn off when I pressed the buttons, would not reset, and would not stop beeping. Even over an hour after I got it to stop beeping, the green light hasnt turned off. It is going straight back to the store tomorrow and getting replaced with a simple $5 manual thermometer that you can get at any kitchen store.

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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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                        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.

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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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                                  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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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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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