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Teavana Perfect Preset Tea Timer

Teavana Perfect Preset Tea Timer

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Our Perfect Preset Tea Timer is the answer to delicious tea every time. This multifunctional comtemporary tea timer takes the guesswork out of making perfect tea. It has 4 pre-programmed buttons with the ideal time for the type of tea being brewed, so simply press the button with the same color as your tea and hit the start button. Once the timer expires your tea will be ready! Also allows you to manually set the time for your own brewing requirements. Features a large 1 inch x 2 inch display, the ability to count up or down, a magnetic clip or stand on back and an audible alarm. Batteries included.

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3.0

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Convenient (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (9), High-end shopper (5), Health conscious (4)

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    4.0

    Great to time my gyokuro

    By corsetgirl

    from Montreal, Québec, Canada

    About Me High-End Shopper

    Pros

    • Convenient
    • Great For Green Tea

    Cons

      Best Uses

        It's a great device for people like me who get easily distracted by phone calls and everything else, especially when brewing expensive green teas. I agree that it should have a turn off device, but after some reflexion, I bought my timer in July and we are now in Dec. and my timer is still running fine. I figure it cannot be any worse than our digital watches from the 80s, they too ran 24 hrs a day and still we would change our batteries every 2 years. Plus the price is nothing to complain about.

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Jo

        from Michigan

        About Me Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            I love this timer! I have had it for two months and use it several times a day with no problems. It does not have an on-off switch I don't feel as I need one. Just bought a 10 pack of batteries for under 3$ but so far I have no need for them. After reading what people said about it going through so many batteries I though I should stock up. Wondering if most kept it long enough to see how long the batteries actually lasted. Maybe theirs were defective. I ruined many cups from burning, so this is worth the price!

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            2.0

            No 'turn off' is a turn-off

            By Cuse

            from Atlanta, GA

            Pros

            • Preset Times

            Cons

            • No 'off' Button

            Best Uses

              I received a gift card & so went straight to the store .... sure wish I read these reviews first. I'd rather have spend money on something other than a timer that never turns off & therefore eats batteries. Humbug.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Convenient at first but...

              By took2long

              from springfield, la

              So in this rating system 2 stars means "Needs that Special Something". In this case that special something is an on off switch. It is nice at first but after you are done there is no way to turn it off without removing the batteries (and that is a pain). Kind of cancels out the convienece of it which is the main reason for buying it. Not sure how long it will last left on but I can't imagine I will want to pay for the battery replacements. Can't recommend and it is a shame because all they had to do was add one switch.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Tentative About Perfect Tea Timer

              By Robbin

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me High-End Shopper

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Convenient

              Cons

              • Off Button

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              I got the Perfect Tea Timer a few days ago and have been using it religiously. I love that it can either stick to the fridge or be used tabletop courtesy of the stand, but there's no way to turn the timer off! It also didn't come with an instruction booklet. I attempted to remove one of the watch batteries to turn it off the first night, but I couldn't get it back in by myself. And, the timer turned right back on once the battery was back in place.

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              (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Works well but flawed

              By Roy

              from Los Angeles, CA

              Pros

              • Convenient

              Cons

              • Does Not Turn Off

              Best Uses

                I bought this tea timer at the store yesterday. It's a great timer that lets you do the preset time amounts (would be better if I didn't have to press start after) or set in your own amount. Also, if you don't put in any time and press start, it'll count up instead of down like a stopwatch. It can even do multiple timers at once. I only brew one tea at a time so that's less important to me.

                That being said, the timer has the glaring flaw that most people mentioned - can't turn the screen off to save batteries. I've tried letting it sit for auto-off and every combination of holding down buttons or a combination of buttons. Really stupid design considering it wouldn't have been more costly for them to make holding down a button turn off the device.

                Instead of taking out the batteries every time and likely losing them, I decided to take apart the timer and have a look inside. The leads inside are pretty far apart and easy to work with, so I felt comfortable cutting a connection, drilling a hole in the back of the plastic case, and sticking in and wiring a switch that I pulled off of an old flashlight. Now my timer is perfect. Could I have just gotten another timer? Probably. But I was in the mood to tinker. If you want a quick, little DIY project and can use a soldering iron - you can do this too.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                No way to turn off?

                By SHM

                from Jacksonville, FL

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime

                    I purchased this @ my local Teavana store. It's a great product - it makes brewing the perfect cup of tea so easy. BUT - as others have complained, there's no off switch, so it stays on until the batteries run out. Not smart, Teavana! I'm going to take another reviewer's advice & yank the batteries out when I'm not using it.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Nice timer, battery hog

                    By Mary

                    from Woodbury, CT

                    Use it to time my tea. As simple as it looks, you can't turn it off and it consumes batteries. No instructions, have to push multiple buttons to figure out how to make the timer stop to put it away. It still stays lit and goes dead because you can't turn it off when not in use.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Timer - Short Lifespan

                    By Stephen H

                    from Nashua, NH

                    About Me Tea Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Convenient
                    • Multiple Timers

                    Cons

                    • Stoped Working After 9mo

                    Best Uses

                      I purchased this timer January 2011. It stoped working October 2011. The first thing I noticed is that if you press the Min/Sec buttons too fast the time will reset to 0:00. My last experience with my timmer: the screen simply went blank. (Replaced the batteries to no effect.) When I purchased this timer I was very pleaseed to find that you can run all of the timmers at once. I used it almost every day for all of my timeing needs. I'm going to pick up another.

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                      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      It Works but....

                      By Amy B

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Tea Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Works Well But

                      Cons

                      • No Onoff Swtch

                      Best Uses

                      • Anytime

                      This is a cool little timer, I like that it has pre-settings or you can set what time you want mannualy. But there is no way to turn it on and off! After I use it, I pop out one of the batteries and store it in the box with the timer. Kind of a pain but you don't have to go through a ton of batteries. But, I still do not like things that do not come with clear instructions, and the website does not give the full details when purchasing it. Example: "This does not have a switch to turn it on or off". Sorry Teavana but you did not disclose on everything that this timer can and cannot do or include written instructions on how to use it. It misleads people and then we all have to suffer and warn others on the pros and cons of this product. Not cool. I want others to benefit from my experience but, I would like to not have to write a negative review because the description was misleading. My fault, I should have read all the reviews written before before I bought it. If I had, I would not have purchased it. Also I love the fact that your rules on writing a review states that I have to disclose how I got it or if I returned it and was provided a different product (which I did purchase it for myself and did not return it for another item, just fyi) but you are not required to disclose all the detials on the product when I'm buying. How is that fair?

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