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Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

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Breville is known for their ingenuity and design. This tea maker is no exception. It heats water to the correct temperature for your tea, lowers the tea basket automatically into the water, and, at the correct time, auto-lifts the basket to prevent oversteeping. It will keep your tea warm for up to 60 minutes. Tea made simply. Makes up to 50oz of tea at a time. Brushed stainless steel base with a stainless steel tea basket and a glass jug. Works in 120v, 1500 watts, 60hz

Breville tea maker
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4.9

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (34)
  • Convenient (30)
  • Fresh (11)
  • Aromatic (10)
  • Unique flavor profile (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (47)
    • Gifts (18)
    • Morning (9)
    • Evening (7)
    • Afternoon (6)
      • Tea Body:
      • Full (11), Medium (5)
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Fruity (8), Citrusy (5), Spicy (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (57), Health conscious (26), High-end shopper (19), Health nut (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Quality laziness enabler

    I'm not going to lie- for a while the price stunned me too. It always sat in the box looking new and fresh, waiting for me to tell my wallet to man up,...Read complete review

    I'm not going to lie- for a while the price stunned me too. It always sat in the box looking new and fresh, waiting for me to tell my wallet to man up, and I drooled over it many times looking at the shiny clean glass, all of the buttons and metal finishings, and for a period of months on end when the One Touch had my attention I would debate with myself and most commonly just argue over this single question: "Is it worth the money?"

    I have to tell you that the answer entirely depends on what your money is worth. I bought it for myself with vested courage and on nothing more than a whim after eyeing it up and down for a year. I am here, typing this to tell you I waited too long, far too long.

    I went from hating tea to Teavana turning me into an adoring fan of what they call tea when I was randomly dragged unceremoniously into a store by a friend and sampled teas upon their demand. The Breville was not my first tea tool purchase, but it should have been.

    I have since fallen in love with the history and the variety of tea I can find all over the world and internet, and I enjoy the amount of cultural influence that brings tea close to people and feelings in a variety of different ways but let me be frank- these are new loves based on idle thoughts and my life is anything but idle. I don't have tea times, parties, or any other scheduled indulgence; whatever I plan it needs to mesh with the crazy schedule I already keep. For this convenience, lack of effort needed, perfect temperature always, and the ability to wake up in the morning with tea made before my brain even has the willpower to function not only should I have bought this sooner, but it would have kept me from wasting teas that I messed up making during my rookie period. I have found my investment to be invaluable and the cost negligible to the benefits.

    Things the box will not tell you:
    -It looks like tron when it lights up
    -It has a high pitched beep to announce that the tea is done, but while it is startling enough to get your attention it won't wake anyone else up in the same household
    -All temperatures are customize-able within 5 degrees
    -Take time to read the instructions. You can clean it just by using a lemon and you can troubleshoot, and easily learn to set up the autostart feature (but beware that there is a sensor in the kettle so that you can not set up the auto start or make tea/boil water without water in there)
    -It has a one hour shut off for safety. Breville knows you want a product that lasts for a while- the last thing you want is a glass kettle to boil dry. You want it for longer, all you have to do is press a "Keep warm" button once an hour
    -Do not let already steeped liquid sit for long periods of time or tannins will build up and turn the shiny stainless steel base of your kettle brassy. I rinse mine out after every use. No flavor ever transfers.
    -After using mine for months the glass has never stained
    -The glass is very durable; I am a klutz and tend to bang around my teawares unintentionally with normal use
    -Water takes 5 minutes to boil; you have tea in less than 10 unless you have some crazy steeping time going on.
    -This is an appliance, it needs proper care like all machinery does. You will need to clean it once in a while and use it properly. It enables laziness, not stupidity.
    -The electrical base is very short (1-1 1/2 foot max) and you need to have it as close to a plug as possible. Because of my setup I purchased a surge protector elsewhere so that I could relocate it to some place more convenient.

    The benefits:
    -I can make tea and enjoy it while doing anything and everything else in my home
    -I have tea ready in the morning so that I can enjoy it on my daily commute
    -I don't have to worry about cleaning pots, cups, coasters, strainters, etc.
    -I can make whatever tea I like in whatever order I want because it doesn't retain flavor
    -The base does not get hot or collect moisture. The area on my counter around it is always clean and undamaged.
    -I do not have to worry, stress, anticipate, or pay attention to how my tea is brewing
    -I know that my tea will taste the same, the way it is supposed to in the highest quality possible every single time
    -I can now enjoy tea multiple times a day and indulge more of this as a hobby
    -I feel better with my tea while doing other things

    Overall if the price scares you, then I highly suggest you do as I have and make a list of what you need and then come back and look at what this product can provide. If your experience is anything like mine you will be more than pleasantly surprised- you will be in awe of how awesomely spent your money was.

    VS

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    Tea Maker Frustration

    I bought the Breville tea maker in October 2012 after reading all of the excellent reviews. I am a tea fanatic and looked forward to using my tea maker. Unfortunately, when I received...Read complete review

    I bought the Breville tea maker in October 2012 after reading all of the excellent reviews. I am a tea fanatic and looked forward to using my tea maker. Unfortunately, when I received the tea maker, it didn't work. When I turned it on, nothing happened. The Breville Company was very accommodating and I returned the broken tea maker and was given a new one. For two months, I was in LOVE! It brewed the perfect cup of tea every time. Then, one day, the basket would not drop. I called the company and was told to unplug the unit for 15 minutes to reset the computer. I did this, and it started to work again, but I had to unplug the unit every few days or the basket would not come down. This was very frustrating, as I was trying to brew tea before going to work. Well, this weekend, while trying to use the unit, the basket would not descend at all. I called the company again and was told to hold the basket button down to reset the system and that seemed to work, until the next day. When I went to use the tea maker, the basket began to drop and go up and down on its own before the water heated. The only way to stop the basket from continuously going up and down was to unplug the unit. I called the Breville Company today, and they convinced me to give their tea maker one more try- I will return the tea maker and receive a 3rd Breville tea maker. Because I do love this system when it does work, I will try it one more time.... but for this price, I should not have these challenges. And I have used the product just as directed.

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    5.0

    versatility

    By Megan a tea lover

    from virginia Beach, VA

    About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Convenient
    • Ease of Use
    • Easy to use
    • High Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Price

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    We were going to wait to buy a tea pot at a later date but my previous pot died and I figured with as much as I drink tea and now the rest of my family we should probably upgrade, so I went ahead and splurged on this very nice tea pot which I can use to make multiple different teas with the hot water setting and when its just me the perfect infusion makes it, well, perfect. I am not disappointed by this product and the high expected performance that it is putting out. and it's so easy to use that I don't have to show my friends how to use it they can just start it if they want. my 7 year old can use it too :D

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    5.0

    I love it!

    By Bea

    from Toronto, Ontario

    Pros

    • Easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        The Breville automatic tea maker changed my life. I spent a fortune on my espresso machine last year and I use it once a day only for my morning coffee. Since the day I bought the Breville tea maker, I've been using it daily, both morning and evening, with 2 or 3 brews of the same tea in the evening.
        To the reviewer who said that the basket rusts - NO, IT DOES NOT! It's the natural stains from the tea. Just immerse the basket in lemon water for a few minutes and the rusty coloured stains will disappear. Same for the glass pot - it gets brown after a few uses but you can run a cleaning cycle (read the instructions) by putting some white vinegar or lemon juice in the pot along with water and your tea maker will shine like new.

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        4.0

        Great tea maker-expensive but worth it

        By Jamester

        from Toledo, OH

        About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              This is very expensive but well worth the price.

              I love the autotimer feature. I'm someone that likes to sleep until the last possible moment and with this feature I can just set it up before I go to bed and wake up to a nice cup of tea to take with me (the min. 2 cup makes the perfect travel mug size cup of tea). This feature alone will save me a lot since I won't have to go to the coffee house after I get to work for a morning coffee or latte.

              The flavor is great. Best home brewed tea I have ever had. It's also nice that it automatically keeps the tea warm for an hour after (although not as warm as I like after about 15 minutes) and the display will tell how long the tea has been brewed and has a countdown timer while brewing and will show the water temperature while heating up. The custom brew time and temps are great features as well (although it only allows the temperature to be at 205 or 212 when I want to make tea that teavanna recommends a 208 setting for, but no problems with it set at 205). The teaspoon that comes with it is a nice accessory. The spoon, lid and basket are all dishwasher safe which is another plus.

              Reasons I am giving it four instead of five stars:
              1. You can't brew a single cup, min is 2 cups. That is fine in the morning since it makes a perfect travel cup size but at night sometimes I only want an 8 oz cup of tea and not 16.

              2. The glass pot can't be submersed in water. You can only wipe the outside and it makes cleaning it a little bit of a pain. And be sure nothing happens to the pot, because it's my understanding if you break it or it cracks you can't buy a new pot, you have to buy a whole new machine (that is the biggest drawback for me).

              3. The keep warm feature doesn't keep the tea very warm. If I get a second cup after more than 10 minutes or so, I have to throw the cup in the microwave for a few seconds. I wish it would keep it at the brew temperature.

              4. You can't set the temp. at 208. My favorite teas have a recommended 208 temp. I use 205 with no issues, but seeing Teavana sells a lot of teas that call for a 208 temp it would be nice if this machine they sell has that setting.

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              5.0

              Genius!

              By ShaniAZ

              from AZ

              About Me High-End Shopper

              Pros

              • Convenient

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime

                The Breville One Touch Tea Maker brews completely perfect tea effortlessly! I use it all day, every day. Now, tea is so fast easy to serve I don't know how I got along without the Breville. This machine is a secret to making consistently delicious, amazing teas for health and enjoyment.

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                5.0

                LOVE IT!

                By akd1985

                from Iowa

                About Me Tea Enthusiast

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      I made a major impulse purchase by buying this tea maker without even being a big tea drinker. I am now converted and my day is not complete without my tea (maharaja chai/samurai chai blend is my favorite). The best part about this tea maker is the preset option. I set it up each night and have perfect tea, hot and ready each morning. The ONLY negative thing I would say about this product is that it only keeps tea warm for an hour after brewing. I wish it would stay warm for at least 2 hours. That's my only *small* complaint.

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                      5.0

                      Great item but a bit expensive...

                      By Rob F

                      from Macedonia, OH

                      Bravelle makes great products and this one is no exception, but you will pay for the quality. I bought this and it has been great thus far.

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                      (41 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Quality laziness enabler

                      By Iron Woman

                      from Broadview Heights, OH

                      About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast, Wandering Reviewer

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                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Convenient
                      • Fresh
                      • High Quality
                      • Unique Flavor Profile

                      Cons

                      • Underrated

                      Best Uses

                      • Anytime
                      • Gifts
                      • When Multitasking
                      • When You Are Busy
                      • While working

                      I'm not going to lie- for a while the price stunned me too. It always sat in the box looking new and fresh, waiting for me to tell my wallet to man up, and I drooled over it many times looking at the shiny clean glass, all of the buttons and metal finishings, and for a period of months on end when the One Touch had my attention I would debate with myself and most commonly just argue over this single question: "Is it worth the money?"

                      I have to tell you that the answer entirely depends on what your money is worth. I bought it for myself with vested courage and on nothing more than a whim after eyeing it up and down for a year. I am here, typing this to tell you I waited too long, far too long.

                      I went from hating tea to Teavana turning me into an adoring fan of what they call tea when I was randomly dragged unceremoniously into a store by a friend and sampled teas upon their demand. The Breville was not my first tea tool purchase, but it should have been.

                      I have since fallen in love with the history and the variety of tea I can find all over the world and internet, and I enjoy the amount of cultural influence that brings tea close to people and feelings in a variety of different ways but let me be frank- these are new loves based on idle thoughts and my life is anything but idle. I don't have tea times, parties, or any other scheduled indulgence; whatever I plan it needs to mesh with the crazy schedule I already keep. For this convenience, lack of effort needed, perfect temperature always, and the ability to wake up in the morning with tea made before my brain even has the willpower to function not only should I have bought this sooner, but it would have kept me from wasting teas that I messed up making during my rookie period. I have found my investment to be invaluable and the cost negligible to the benefits.

                      Things the box will not tell you:
                      -It looks like tron when it lights up
                      -It has a high pitched beep to announce that the tea is done, but while it is startling enough to get your attention it won't wake anyone else up in the same household
                      -All temperatures are customize-able within 5 degrees
                      -Take time to read the instructions. You can clean it just by using a lemon and you can troubleshoot, and easily learn to set up the autostart feature (but beware that there is a sensor in the kettle so that you can not set up the auto start or make tea/boil water without water in there)
                      -It has a one hour shut off for safety. Breville knows you want a product that lasts for a while- the last thing you want is a glass kettle to boil dry. You want it for longer, all you have to do is press a "Keep warm" button once an hour
                      -Do not let already steeped liquid sit for long periods of time or tannins will build up and turn the shiny stainless steel base of your kettle brassy. I rinse mine out after every use. No flavor ever transfers.
                      -After using mine for months the glass has never stained
                      -The glass is very durable; I am a klutz and tend to bang around my teawares unintentionally with normal use
                      -Water takes 5 minutes to boil; you have tea in less than 10 unless you have some crazy steeping time going on.
                      -This is an appliance, it needs proper care like all machinery does. You will need to clean it once in a while and use it properly. It enables laziness, not stupidity.
                      -The electrical base is very short (1-1 1/2 foot max) and you need to have it as close to a plug as possible. Because of my setup I purchased a surge protector elsewhere so that I could relocate it to some place more convenient.

                      The benefits:
                      -I can make tea and enjoy it while doing anything and everything else in my home
                      -I have tea ready in the morning so that I can enjoy it on my daily commute
                      -I don't have to worry about cleaning pots, cups, coasters, strainters, etc.
                      -I can make whatever tea I like in whatever order I want because it doesn't retain flavor
                      -The base does not get hot or collect moisture. The area on my counter around it is always clean and undamaged.
                      -I do not have to worry, stress, anticipate, or pay attention to how my tea is brewing
                      -I know that my tea will taste the same, the way it is supposed to in the highest quality possible every single time
                      -I can now enjoy tea multiple times a day and indulge more of this as a hobby
                      -I feel better with my tea while doing other things

                      Overall if the price scares you, then I highly suggest you do as I have and make a list of what you need and then come back and look at what this product can provide. If your experience is anything like mine you will be more than pleasantly surprised- you will be in awe of how awesomely spent your money was.

                      • Tea Flavor:
                      • Authentic, Perfect

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                      5.0

                      Used daily and love it

                      By jentea

                      from Madison

                      About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Convenient
                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Morning

                        I purchased our Breville two years ago and use it to make tea to go with our breakfast every morning. It does an excellent job and very convenient. I have never had any issue with cleaning the teapot. In fact, I am cleaning mine today - it had been about three months and was long overdue. I just follow the instructions provided with the tea maker.

                        • Tea Body:
                        • Full

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Liked it so much I bought another one!!!

                        By Tony

                        from Sparta, NJ

                        About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Convenient
                        • High Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Anytime
                          • Gifts

                          I always enjoyed some tea, until 2 Christmases ago, I walked into a TeaVana and came out minus $488.00. Slowly I began to explore the 'colors' of tea, then Mates and Rooibos. Next, I started to drink daily at work (Tea not Alcohol, LOL!) and Finally purchased a Breville Tea Maker. WOW, what a difference. First, it is easy to use and clean. While it doesn't have every temperature setting (no 198) it does get within 3 degrees of most recommended brew temperatures.

                          Now I have a minimum of five cups of tea during an 8 hour work day, often brewing 3 pots when I share with my employees! I love it so much, I just bought one today for my wife (heheheheh) to use at home.

                          Really this has sped-up my journey as a tea explorer, rather than a mass quantity consumer.

                          I can only rate this brewer as near-perfect, only missing a 1 degree temperature adjustment. On a scale of 0-100, a solid 96.

                          Buy it, you are worth it!!!!

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                          5.0

                          The Tea Maker for Serious Tea Drinkers

                          By Amanda

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Convenient
                          • High Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Anytime
                            • Gifts
                            • Morning

                            I had always been a tea drinker, but was more of a tea collector before I received the Breville Teamaker as a gift. I'd buy all of these tasty teas but I rarely made them, more so of black or green teas, since I had a tendancy of over steeping them, making them bitter and undrinkable. Plus, I like to sleep in, so I would never have the time to make a to-go cup of tea in the mornings before work. The Breville Teamaker has changed all of that.

                            I easily drink one liter of tea a day. I will set up the teamaker the night before, and have hot tea ready for my commute. Often, I will even do a 2nd steeping of the leaves for tea to bring into work.

                            Do I still have a tea collection? Yes, because now I finally get to actually drink my teas, but I go through tea much faster.

                            The only downside is having to clean the Teamaker. I've tried baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar, but it doesn't do much to help with tannin build up. The only thing that seems to work is actually using one of the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, but even then, I can't get all of the nooks and crannies inside the kettle. It does look like Breville has come out with a special cleaner. I have yet to try it, but if it works well, it would be nice if Teavana would sell it.

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