- This tea maker tea basket automatically raises to prevent over steeping
- Tea maker has a 60-minute keep-warm setting
- Tea basket cycle auto lifts and lowers the tea basket allowing water to circulate for maximum infusion
- Accurate temperature sensor controls heating and monitors brewing progress with a real-time temperature display
- Time Since Brew function
- Auto Start
- Variable Temperature setting
- Variable Tea Strength setting
- Makes a great gift for the tea connoisseur in your life or someone just starting to explore to world of teas
- Measures 9"L x 7"W x 11.8"H
- 51-ounce capacity
- Model# BTM800XL
SKU # 17329154
Today tea is the most consumed drink after water. All tea drinkers know that special moment of escape that can be found by drinking that perfect cup. Yet brewing tea is both an art and a science. Tea varieties are growing and produced in different environments which require specific water temperatures and control brew times to allow their unique flavor and aroma to develop during brewing.
Boils water is not considered good for making many tea types, as the boiling process removes oxygen making the water stale. To bring out the optimal quality and taste for more delicate tea leaves such as green, Oolong and white tea a lower temperature will produce a better flavored cup of tea. In the same way brewing the tea for too long may result in a bitter or unpleasant brew while brewing for too short a time may leave the tea weak and tasteless.
Introducing the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker which is fully programmable for all tea types, water temperatures and brew times, eliminating the guesswork so you can enjoy that perfect cup of tea every time. The tea type determines the brew temperature.
The tea maker has five preset types recommended for optimal brewing of green, black, white, purple or Oolong tea. It also features a customizable tea type temperature setting for other tea varieties or to suit your personal taste. The LCD screen will display the preset brew temperature recommended for optimal brewing of the selected tea type.
Depending on how strong you like your tea, toggle through the tea strength button to select between strong, medium or mild tea brews. The LCD screen will display the preset brew time recommended to achieve the selected brew strength for the tea variety selected.
Another great innovation is the keep warm feature, which will keep the temperature for one hour. So if you wanted to come back to another cop it’s waiting there for you and you don’t have to do a thing. During the keep warm cycle brewed tea will continue to steep so you may want to consider reducing the initial tea strength and brew time.
The auto start feature means you can wake up to that aroma of your tea brew. Simply set the clock to the current time. The LCD screen will display the auto start symbol. You can also change between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
There is a magnet embedded between the vertical post and the tea basket. This eliminates the need for unnecessary hooks and gears within the glass vessel and gives that silent auto steeping. You can also use it as a variable temperature teakettle without the tea basket. Instant hot water can be used for French press coffee, hot chocolate, oatmeal or instant noodles.
One tip to mention is to use filtered water as the water quality really does affect the taste. And depending on how much tea you’re brewing, using the tea scoop provided spoon roughly 1 teaspoon of tea per cup.
The Gourmet Tea Brewer and Variable Temperature Teakettle, another great innovation by Breville.