Breville the Tea Maker
Teaware and Gadgets

Breville the Tea Maker

This post was last updated on 3/9/19.

I was lucky enough to win the Tea Maker from Breville at a recent Steepster Meetup. This review has been much delayed but I really wanted to put it through its paces. I’ve had a Zarafina for years and still like it a lot but I feel that I’ve outgrown it in a lot of ways. Plus who doesn’t like to have something shiny and new? I have to say that this is just about the coolest tea gadget I have ever owned.

Pros

  • A good looking combo of glass and stainless steel
  • Offers preset brewing times and water temperatures but you can also customize these settings.
  • Has a separate hot water button
  • Automatic timer function will have tea ready for you in the morning
  • Keep Warm function will keep your tea hot for up to an hour
  • It’s fairly easy to clean
  • Watching the basket mechanism in action is very entertaining
  • Water circulates through the tea leaves very well

Cons

  • Measurements are in milliliters.
  • You cannot use less than 500mL of water
  • The pitcher is fairly heavy
  • Large footprint compared to other variable temperature kettles
  • Some plastic comes into contact with the tea

Item was won in a giveaway sponsored by Breville.

Update

This review was written quite a while ago so I wanted to give an update. Breville seems to have renamed it “the Tea Maker” so I have changed the title of this post to reflect that. You might know it as the One-Touch Tea Maker.

Almost a decade later, Breville’s the Tea Maker is still hard to beat when it comes to brewing devices. My kettle has been a real workhorse, helping me to brew for over one thousand tea reviews. I’ve since moved on to a simpler variable temperature kettle but I would still highly recommend the Tea Maker from Breville.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.