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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

    N/A

  • 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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March 11, 2012

Perfect cup every time!

"I used to work at Teavana and became obsessed with tea. When making looseleaf tea with their method it required extra steps and you could only make one cup at a time. This product makes it so easy! I can wake up in the morning and by the time I'm done washing my face, my tea is ready!"

February 21, 2012

Makes a perfect cup of tea

"I've ruined many a cup of tea by oversteeping after I get distracted. I love loose, organic tea and this device allows me to make a perfect cup each time. I especially love how I can auto-time it so I can have tea made when I get up in the morning.

I did run a cycle with white vinegar and 2 follow up with plain water before the 1st use and it's been great."

February 17, 2012

Best ever!

"LOVE IT!!! My husband purchased this tea maker for me as a gift just recently and I can not say enough great things about it. Being an avid lose leaf tea drinker this has been such a time saver. I usually make myself a thermos of tea every morning to bring to work with me so I can sip all day and this product has cut down my tea making time tremendously. This is by far one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.

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January 18, 2012

Excellent tea maker

"Been using Organic tea and the Breville works perfect every time. If you want the perfect cup of tea this is for you. A couple other reviewers mentioned taste/smell of plastic. We have not noticed this but we did wash and run hot water through as the direction states before first use."

January 8, 2012

Plastic smell/ taste

"I just read some of the reviews and am writing my own and it seems that many people complain about a taste/smell of plastic. The manual did state that water be boiled prior to using the tea maker as it is new and with any new product containing plastic it should be cleaned prior to use.
I have not had any issues with the smell/taste of plastic as that would ruin the taste of the tea. You can also boil with lemon not only to rid the smell/taste of plastic but also as maintenance as suggested by the company.
Enjoy!"

January 8, 2012

The Best!

"My wonderful hubby got me this tea maker for christmas from Teavana...there is nothing about this tea maker that isn't short of amazing; it is easy to use, accurate, easy to clean and looks great. I have not encountered any issues to date. It is the Rolls- Royce of tea makers. You will not be disappointed with your purchase.
Enjoy!"

January 5, 2012

Almost perfect tea kettle

"Beautiful tea kettle. Good options for adjusting temperature for different teas. Fast boiling. Simple to use. According to customer service, the internal parts are glass, stainless steel and silicone. All safe for heat and long term use. Better than many kettles on the market The downsides that you cannot time the warmer past 60 minutes and the PLASTIC SMELL AND AFTERTASTE. it seems to be slowly diminishing with regular use but I hope whatever is causing the aftertaste is not harmful to your health - especially with long term use. I have requested that customer service confirm what type of plastic was used for the lid and basket. We all know that some plastics are harmful and leech chemicals when heated. This kettle would have been 5 stars PERFECT if the lid and basket were not constructed with plastic. "

December 17, 2011

tea tastes like plastic

"Actually I love this product except one major issue. The good out weights the bad with a work around that I continue to use it.

The tea tastes like plastic if left for any length of time in the pot after the cycle. I've also noticed the taste when using the timer function.

The smell/taste appears to come from the material on the inside of the lid. I'm hoping it will go away with time, but it has not so far (about 1 month). Breville happily exchanged it for another unit, but did not cross ship. They second one had the same issue. They said they have never had this complaint before.

In order to use it with acceptable tasting tea, I remove it right away upon completion and put it in a carafe. Also I make sure to leave the lid off the unit until next use.

I love all the features, the speed of the tea making and the flexibility of the time and temp brewing. Other than the bad smell/taste, it is a perfect unit and will continue to use it. I'd really like to use the timer feature so hopefully with time it will get better.

The suggestion of putting lemon in a hot water cycle did not make a difference.
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May 27, 2011

Great Tea Brewer and Kettle

"I just got my kettle, and have been using it for the last few days. So far, it works great. It was bought to replace a Capresso H2O water kettle, which broke after less than a year, and wasn't used that much. Although this was a lot more expensive, it can also do much, much more. You can vary the temperature even if you just want hot water. It heats relatively quickly, maybe not quite as fast as the Capresso, but it seems to be better made. Time will tell. But, I have several Breville products, the keurig type cofffe brewer, which works fantastically, the toaster oven, which also works great, and the blender, which I don't use that much, but still is excellent. All my kitchen appliances have been flawless in their execution, and the are beautifully designed. The non-Breville appliances that I had before, looked cheap in comparison, even though they weren't. You get what you pay for with Breville.

I have not yet tried brewing loose, tea per se, but I did brew some after cutting open some tea bags, and it worked fine, but there were just a few small leaves that got through the filter. Insignificant, really. I also brewed tea in the pot using the tea bags inside that basket. The tea came out great. I do want to buy loose tea, but I haven't had the chance, yet. But, I expect it to work just as well with that.

And I got a pretty good deal online. I bought an open box from One Call, at a used price, but they sent be a brand new, unopened one for the same price, with free shipping. So, all in all, I am very pleased with this unit, and would definitely recommend it, if you can afford it."

April 20, 2011

Tea Leaves in my tea

"There is so much about this machine to absolutely love -- consistent temperature brewing, automatic raising and lowering of the tea basket, timers ... all the bells and whistles.

However, the mesh in the tea basket is so large that tea leaves and spices go through it pretty easy. Anything except large leaf black tea and I have residue in my tea. Look at the picture of the basket and do a web search for a tea basket and compare the mesh size.

I inquired about other available baskets with a finer mesh and none are offered. Very disappointing for an otherwise high quality (and let's not kid ourselves -- pricey) product.
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