For most of my tea drinking career I’ve been a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. I didn’t care much about having my water at the proper temperature or steeping for the right times. However, as time went by I’ve realized that it really does improve the tea to brew it correctly. I’m still no expert so I wanted to something easy to use that had preset temperatures for the different kinds of teas. I found that in the Taylor Connoisseur Digital Tea Thermometer/Timer. It has preset temperatures and steeping times for white, green, black, puerh, oolong, darjeeling and herbal teas.
It has been absolutely indispensible, especially when brewing delicate white and green teas. I love that all of the presets are adjustable so that I can still easily follow the vendor’s recommendations for a particular tea. The beeping alarm is loud enough for me to hear that my tea is ready from the next room but isn’t overly loud and annoying. I would definitely recommend this thermometer to anyone looking to improve their tea brewing practices.