The Perfect Cup Of Tea – Electric Tea Kettle Reviews

Every nation seems to have a different idea on how to make a great cup of tea. True tea lovers know that the secret to the perfect cup of tea depends on 3 things.

  • The freshness of the tea
  • The temperature of the water and
  • The brewing time

Believe me, it sounds reasonably easy when someone explains the step by step actions needed to pour that perfect cuppa however in today’s society people are just too busy to make sure the water is just the right temperature, or that you have left the tea to steep for long enough to reach that unique flavor, but not so long to cause the tea to turn bitter!

These days we turn the coffee machine on in the morning as we head off to the bathroom to finish getting ready or we switch on the kettle to boil as we jump into the shower or chase up the kids to get ready for school. There’s just no time.

Well the good news is that we no longer have to put up with a mediocre cuppa any more. We can get that perfect cup of tea with the water temperature that is just right and the exact steeping time required.

The Electric Tea Kettles are here and they are making great cups of tea using any type of tea you like. Green, Oolong, Black, White, Herbal and the list goes on.

After some intense research and many cups of tea, I’ve found what I believe to be the 3 best electric tea kettles on the market.

Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

Firstly, the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker.

Definitely my favorite of the three. The Breville Tea Kettle features a fully automated tea basket which moves down, then up, in and out of the water gently agitating the leaves.

The Breville Tea Brewer has a 60 minute keep warm feature and can be set to brew tea at the programmed time. The variable water temperature is adjustable via 5 degree increments and is also held at temperature while the tea is steeping.

The only con I could find for the Breville Tea Kettle was the price. One of the more expensive Electric Tea Kettles on the market but in my opinion, totally worth the money.

 

 

My second choice was actually the cheapest of the three kettles.

Adagio Teas triniTea Electric 32 -Ounce Tea Maker

Adagio Teas triniTea Electric 32 -Ounce Tea Maker

The Adagio Teas TriniTea Electric 32 ounce tea maker.

A clever little machine that is very easy to use with two temperature settings and a variable steeping time of 2-7 minutes. The water is heated in the top chamber, drops into the steeping chamber with the tea, steeps for the required time, then drops into the carafe at the bottom. The best part of this kettle is that it keeps your tea warm for hours.

The cons, it’s not fast. It can take up to 20 minutes from the time you put the cold water in the top chamber but I guess you can always hit the go button and take a shower.
Also I’ve noticed that alot of people have complained about the carafe dripping while pouring the tea. Actually I’ve experienced this problem with a number of kettles I’ve owned and have found that you really just have to pour slowly to avoid drips.

It also does claim to make 4 cups of tea however I’ve never gotten 4 cups. 3 cups has pretty much been the most I’ve been able to produce.

Overall, the Adagio Teas TriniTea Maker does have a few flaws but for the price I’m not complaining.

 

My third and last choice is the IQ Innovations Fine T Tea Machine.

IQ Innovations 51552 Fine T 4-Cup Gourmet Tea Machine

IQ Innovations Fine T Tea Machine

This 4 cup tea machine has some nifty features including a 24 hour programmable timer which allows you to wake up to freshly brewed hot tea. The infusion basket and filter swing out for easy cleaning and a hot plate will keep your tea warm for 30 minutes and then the machine automatically shuts off.

The biggest downfall of this machine is that you cannot edit the 7 program settings or do any manual settings for timing or temperature. The programs only offer temperatures of 160 degrees or 205 degrees with no varying between.

The settings definitely take some getting used to and are not really user friendly.

The IQ Innovations Fine T Tea Machine is on the pricey side. The 24 hour timer is the best feature of all however, for me, not having the opportunity to change water temperature is what lets this machine down.

If you are not too picky about the water temperature settings however then I would recommend checking this machine out.