Info: Fully Programmable Breville Tea Maker
Relaxation -- from start to finish. The Breville model 800 One-Touch Tea Maker is a revolutionary tea experience. The fully automated tea basket moves down, then up, gently agitating the leaves to precisely infuse your tea. Push the basket button and watch the basket cycle in and out of immersion. Seeing is believing.
Your choice of a refurbished Tea Maker at $199.99, or a new unit at $299.99.
Fully programmable for all types of tea, water temperatures, and steep times. The moving tea basket allows water to circulate freely around the individual tea leaves for maximum infusion. Set the timer and wake up to the aroma of your favorite brew. The German-made Schott glass kettle is durable and stain resistant.
Different tea varietals such as Black, Green, White, and Oolong require exact water temperatures and controlled brew times to allow their unique flavours and aromas to develop during brewing. The One-Touch Tea Maker eliminates the guesswork so you can enjoy a perfect cup of tea, every time.
Breville's approach to building a tea maker is a bit different than most. They don't start with a pencil, or a computer, or a piece of metal, but with a cup -- a flavourful, smooth, aromatic filled cup. That's where new ideas come from.
Components & Features
• 1500W Quick Boil Element
• Stainless Steel Tea Basket – Magnetically attaches to the jug post for silent auto steeping
• Tea Basket Cycle – Auto lifts & lowers the tea basket. The movement allows water to circulate freely around the tea leaves for maximum infusion.
• Auto Start – Automatically begins brewing at a pre-selected time.
• 51 oz Glass Jug – Functions as a variable temperature little when the tea basket is removed.
• Accurate Temperature Sensor – Controls heating & monitors progress with a real-time temperature display.
• Time Since Brew – LCD timer monitors the freshness of the brewed tea.
• Variable Tea Strength – Controlled steeping time determines tea strength: from mild to strong.
• Variable Temperature – Develops the optimal flavor and aroma of all tea variables.
• Keep Warm
1 Year Limited Product Warranty for new unit; or 6 month warranty for both parts and labour for the refurbished unit, through the manufacturer. (If a repair or exchange is needed, you call the toll-free number listed in the manual and they will inform you where/how to send it.) Please note that all units bearing a refurbished title have been repaired, thoroughly inspected and tested before resale.
Auto 'Lower & Lift' Tea Basket
Step 1: Heat – Variables temperature control heats water to the ideal temperature for your chosen tea.
Step 2: Auto-Lower – Tea basket auto-lowers at the correct temperature to bring out the tea’s optimal flavour and aroma.
Step 3: Steep – Variables steeping times control the tea strength – strong, medium or mild.
Step 4: Auto-Lift – Tea basket at-lifts at the correct time to prevent over steeping.
Video Transcription (from the second, 'Tips and Tricks' video above)
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 grown and produced in different environments which require specific water temperatures and controlled brew times to allow their unique flavour and aroma to develop during brewing. Boiled water is not considered good for making many tea types as the boiling process removes oxygen, making the water stale. To bring out optimal quality and taste for more delicate tea leaves such as green, oolong, and white tea, a lower temperature will produce a better flavoured 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 5 pre-set types recommended for optimal brewing of green, black, white, herbal, 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 pre-set 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 pre-set 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 up for one hour. If you wanted to come back to another cup, 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's 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 tea kettle 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. Depending on how much tea you're brewing, using the tea scoop provided, spoon roughly one teaspoon of tea per cup.
The Gourmet Tea Brewer and Variable Temperature Tea Kettle. Another great innovation by Breville.