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the Tea Maker

The new Breville 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.

Different tea varietals such as Black, Green, White, and Oolong require exact water temperatures and controlled brew times to allow their unique flavors and aromas to develop during brewing. The Tea Maker eliminates the guesswork so you can enjoy a perfect cup of tea, every time.

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.

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BTM800XL $249.99
  • Capacity

    51 oz (1.5 L)

  • Warranty

    1 Year Limited Product Warranty

  • Dimensions


  • Innovations

    Tea Basket Cycle auto lowers & lifts tea to brew
    Auto Start begins brew at pre-selected time
    Variable Tea Strength controls steeping time
    Variable Temperature for all tea varietals
    Accurate Temperature Sensor with real-time display
    Time Since Brew LCD monitors freshness
    60 Minute Keep Warm function

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June 27, 2013


"Okay - so, most folks think: "...just boil some water, pour it over a tea bag for a couple of minutes, and you have tea..."

I do not like coffee - I have always been a tea drinker, but after trying tea that was made in the Breville, I realize I have been missing a lot. Not only does this sleek tea maker put on a show, (down goes the basket, up goes the basket) it brews whatever type of tea you want to perfection.

Yes, it is on the pricey side - but so are all these fancy coffee machines that people buy. If you truly love tea, treat yourself and invest in the tea maker.

I drink mostly white and green tea, and sometimes a hearty chai. It is nice to have a high quality product that brews these special-teas the correct way.

I raise my cup of jasmine white to Breville and say, THANK YOU!"

June 26, 2013

Perfect Brew Tea Maker

"I absolutely love this tea maker which can also be used to warm brewed tea and heat hot water to desired temperature. The pre-programmed time & temperate settings save you from having to insert a thermometer and stand by the pot while it brews. Just program your time & temp after adding tea leaves and the pot will gently sound when your tea is ready.
One thing I recommend is cleaning the pot with lemon juice or white vinegar to remove the tannins that stain up the pot. I do this daily and also purchased the revive organic descaling solution to keep my pot free from calcification deposits left from frequent use.
Breville produces quality appliances with attention to details that chefs and food connoisseurs seek out, which make creating and preparing our gourmet treasures a delight."

June 23, 2013

Best of the best! My favorite kitchen appliance!!!

"Best option for tea aficionados on the go!
Aficionado = You already buy the tea in leaves, by weight (Teavana, Heavenly Tea, etc) and prefer this instead of the mainstream teabags you buy a supermarkets.
If you don't want to waste time calculating, attending, or worrying about brewing times for each type of tea, then this is your product right here.

I have had this Tea Maker for about 2 years and can't be happier. Just now I was mixing my already brewed-3-times oolong with some fresh Youthberry white tea, and I thought: "I am so happy with this product, I have to share with others about it" My one tip: let the kettle ventilate after every brewing so your tea leaves that are left in the basket can dry without developing mold. You can accomplish this by simply leaving the lid half-way on top of the kettle.

I am a Breville Fan. I own the Breville Smart Oven, and one of the Breville Juicers. Also great machines, but the Tea Maker, is by far my favorite!

Worth every penny, you won't regret it. "

February 3, 2013


"I also bought my tea maker from Teavana. When I first started buying tea there, I too wanted to make the perfect cup of tea. But it became overwhelming! This tea brews at this temp for this amount of time and another tea at this and that. I discovered the perfect cup of tea would be impossible....until I bought the Breville tea kettle. Yes it was a little expensive but I was lucky. I bought it during a 25% off sale so I paid under $200! Can't wait to use it! I don't have to use it first to write a review...I know it's going to be...PERFECT!!!"

January 22, 2013

Outstanding Breville Service!

"I purchased a Tea Maker from Teavana on 01/12/13. Unfortunately for me, they discovered that they only had a floor model. Against my better judgement I agreed to take the floor model. I was so excited to get it home and set up. I followed the manufacturer's directions and the Tea Maker worked perfectly so I dumped the water and set the pot down to brew some real tea and the glass pot cracked - just like that! I honestly don't know what caused it or if was because it was a floor model but I was so disappointed.... The box stated not to return the unit to the retailer so first thing Monday morning I contacted Breville. Sandy assisted me & was surprised by my experience but assured me that she would do her best to help me. I was asked to send a photo of the tea pot and the Teavana receipt and later that day she called to inform me that they would be sending me a new unit once I returned the base of the one that I had just purchased. I mailed the base back with the prepaid mailing label that Breville sent to me on 01/16/13. To my delight I received the replacement unit on 01/21/13. The service was spectacular and I am loving my Tea Maker. Thank you Sandy and Breville!! "

December 30, 2012

A new and wonderful experience

"I have never cared much at all for tea until I was introduced to Teavana. Wow. This Breville machine makes the whole process exacting and simple. Now I can brew delicious tea without a big hassle and fuss. I am also impressed with the quality of German engineering and the quality of the product. If you like tea, you need this machine. It is pricey, but worth it. It's sad that we can't make a quality product like this in the USA anymore, but thank goodness for the Germans. Nothing else compares."

December 27, 2012


"Walking into Teavana today was a delightful experience when I encountered this innovative Breville TeaMaker. There was no hesitation in purchasing once I saw what it would do. Returning home, I followed the instructions and boiled water to cleanse it; then I set about the task of making that perfect cup of tea, which took a fraction of the time it normally does.

I have been a tea aficionado for years, and this gadget is absolutely the best accoutrement for a perfect cup of tea. I look forward to trying the auto function for tomorrow's cup with the flavorful new teas provided by Teavana with purchase of the TeaMaker.

Thank you for such an amazing product!!!"

November 26, 2012

***** Product

"I have been an avid tea drinker all my life. I prefer loose teas and when I saw the Breville tea maker I was initially concerned about the price. Having used it now for several days, I am impressed with the user friendly interface, brew quality and convenience that it provides.

If you drink a variety of teas like me, you will enjoy using this product.

If you like consistent brew quality you will like this product.

If you like quality construction, an intuitive user interface and great design, you will like this product.

If you do not like the cost, well, you get what you pay for.

October 27, 2012

Thanks Breville

"I walked into Teavana and was buying tea and saw this pot.
Wasn’t sure with the price, so I waiting awhile to buy one.
What a waste of time it’s fantastic and the tea no matter what
kind is great. So spoiled that now I come home and sit down
to drink tea every day even at midnight. Thanks Breville for such a
great tea maker. Like the hot water option also and if you want
basket to sit in water or have basket go up and down.

September 25, 2012

Best Tea Kettle EVER!

"If you are an avid tea drinker, you will LOVE this tea kettle. It takes all the work out of making the perfect cup of tea. It is very easy to use and easy to clean. My one and only negative comment is that when I brew very fine loose leaf teas, they do end up in my cup. The basket has very small holes but not small enough for my fine loose leaf teas. Other than this, the kettle is perfect! "

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