Best Tea Maker Machine Reviews

If you have ever envied coffee drinkers because all the work is done by a coffee maker, you too can enjoy the same convenience with a tea maker machine.

Some people love the many steps involved in traditional tea preparation; boiling the water to a specific temperature, preparing the tea leaves, steeping the tea and so on.

But for many of us, the convenience of a tea maker is much welcome. You get to save time and effort while still getting the same quality tea you would have gotten with manual preparation. Because of automated mechanisms and precise measurements, most tea makers actually make better tea than humans.

There are different types of tea makers that work differently. Some are multipurpose units that can be used to prepare a wide range of hot beverages including coffee, chocolate and tea. Others are designed for tea preparation only.

All of them work on a general principle of mixing tea leaves with hot water to make tea. You can set the precise water temperature for your tea and how long you want the tea leaves to steep for.

And if you have no inkling which temperature or steep time is best, most machines have preset buttons for different types of teas.

We have compared dozens of tea makers to find the ones that are best for most people. We looked at features like water capacity, ease of use and customer feedback to select the 5 top tea making machines.

1. Sage by Heston Blumenthal BTM800UK Tea Maker with Motorised Tea Basket

If you are not so confident about your tea-making skills, the Heston Blumenthal tea maker has easy preset settings to guide you. There are five presets for five tea types; green, black, white, herbal and oolong.

For the more confident ones, use the custom button to set your own preferences. You can set the exact brewing temperature you want, the steeping time for the tea leaves and how strong you want your tea to be.

When the water gets to the set temperature, the tea basket automatically lowers into the hot water for the set steeping time. It then lifts out when your tea is ready.

One of the best features of this tea maker is auto-start. You can set it to automatically start at a specific time and wake up to an invigorating cup of tea. Read my full review.

What we like about it:

  • Keeps tea warm in case you want a second or third cup.
  • Custom and preset tea making settings available.
  • Easy to use.

2. Tassimo by Bosch T12 Vivy Hot Drinks Machine

If tea is just one of the many hot beverages you enjoy, we recommend this machine. It can be used to prepare tea, hot chocolate, cappuccino, latte, espresso and many other beverages.

It also comes in handy if not everyone in your family takes tea.

This machine comes in 6 different colors including black, red, pink and cream. So you can choose the one that looks best on your kitchen countertop.

Making tea is as simple as pushing a button and waiting for your tea to pour. The machine can identify the drink selected and automatically adjust the water temperature and brewing time.

What we like about it:

  • Switches to standby after brewing to save energy.
  • Comes with an automatic cleaning and descaling program.
  • Can be used with different types of cups. For large cups and mugs, just adjust the stand height or remove it completely.

3. Ariete Lipton By Ariete Automatic Tea Maker

If you care as much about design as function, get this elegant glass body tea maker. It looks perfect in any kitchen.

It features a removable basket where you can put tea bags or loose tea leaves. On the control panel, there are buttons for setting your preferred temperature and brewing time.

Note that there are no pre-set tea settings like in the Sage Blumenthal tea maker. But you can always follow a recipe to get the perfect cup of tea.

The most beautiful part of this tea maker is the body. It’s made of German tempered glass for added strength and durability.

What we like about it:

  • Beautiful design.
  • Removable tea basket.
  • Custom temperature and brewing time settings.

4. T2 Teamaker 500 ml Capacity

The T2 is a simple tea maker but it makes a great cup of tea. It is made from BPA-free plastic that can withstand high temperatures and lasts long.

To prepare tea, add tea leaves to the tea maker, making sure the filter is present at the bottom. This is not an electric tea maker so you need to have hot water at hand.

Pour the hot water in and leave it to brew. The brewing time will depend on what kind of tea you are making and how strong you want it.

When your tea is ready, place the tea maker jar on top of your cup and the tea will pour out. When you lift up the tea maker, the tea stops pouring automatically.

We recommend the T2 for those who want a more hands-on tea making experience. You can create the exact tea quality you want. I can also see it being helpful for camping trips since it doesn’t require electricity.

What we like about it:

  • Easy to use.
  • Travel and camping friendly.
  • Price.

5. TKG TKB 1023 N Perfect and Automatic Tea maker

The TKG automatic tea maker has a unique almost steam punk design. Aesthetics aside, it’s a great buy for tea lovers. The elegant glass body has a 1 litre capacity, enough to fill 8 cups. There are cup indicator markings on the side to help you brew just the right amount of tea.

To make tea, add water to the jar and tea leaves to the basket at the top. When the water gets hot, it will vaporise and reach the basket where it infuses the tea leaves.

To serve the tea, just lift the jar out of the base. If there is any tea left in the carafe, the tea maker will keep it warm.

What we like about it:

  • Great design.
  • High capacity, making it ideal for families, guests and small offices.
  • Can be used to prepare a variety of beverages.

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