Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
KitchenAid Electric Glass Tea Kettle
Gourmia GTP9815 Tea & Coffee Pot
Tea is often overlooked as a wonder drink due to the much more popular and much more immediately-effective coffee. But tea has been drunk for thousands of years and has a rich history of doing a lot of good that coffee, juice and supposed health drinks cannot hold a candle to. If you’ve ever spend time in England or China then you no doubt understand the culture around tea brewing and this culture has permeated around the world and transformed into a phenomenon. If you have been searching for the perfect cup of tea but haven’t had yet found tools to achieve it, we’ve compiled this list of the best tea makers for you to finally get what you’ve been searching for.
The Best Tea Maker
Our selection for the best choice when it comes to an automatic tea maker, the world famous Breville brand has brought you convenience, simplicity and effectiveness all in one handy and helpful little product.
Brewing good tea, and we mean good tea not just dropping a tea bag into a mug and waiting is an art form in of itself. You need to get the steeping temperature right, you need to let the leaves breathe, you need to take the tea bag out at the right time. It sounds simple but there is a lot more science behind it than you might expect.
Tea basket cycle – Auto lowers and lifts
Brushed stainless steel construction materials
60 minute keep-warm feature
Clear LCD Timer interface
- Weight6.6 pounds
The unique design and performance of the Gourmia GTP9815 Tea and Coffee Maker is every tea or coffee lover’s dream come true. It is the perfect addition to the range of appliances which you just can’t do without in the kitchen. The body of this multi-purpose product is built with an extra thick and durable borosilicate glass with double-wall insulation and an airtight lid with an easy clean silicone ring in order to keep your beverage hot for a longer period of time. It has a stainless steel lid and mesh filter enclosed by the clear Carafe so you can monitor every stage of the brewing process. Just sit by and keep your fingers crossed and watch your Gourmia transforms your coffee grounds into the perfect cup of ‘joe’ anytime you want.
Additionally, the steel lid and mesh make sure that you can extract the most out of the leaves and get the smoothest brew of tea always. The machine is very compact and lightweight making it ideal for the home kitchen or office sideboard. It can be safely maneuvered from one point to another by means of the non-slip silicone bottom and the easy-grip handle made from a black plastic material.
Compact and lightweight
Non-slip silicone bottom and easy-grip handle
Stainless steel lid and mesh filter
Built with an extra thick and durable borosilicate glass
- Weight1.3 pounds
Our premium choice is KitchenAid’s 1.5 liters of brilliance. The glass is premium Schott DURAN glass that can withstand bumps, high heats and general wear and tear way longer than your average jug. It comes with 5 specialty tea settings that have been designed to preserve each tea’s flavor and aromas which will give your nose an idea of what that first cup of tea smelt like all those thousands of years ago.
KitchenAid Electric Glass will also keep your tea warm if you have drank so much that you need just a little break and will quietly boil in minutes if you are on the impatient side while still delivering great tasting tea every time.
5 specialty tea settings
Remove stainless steel seeper to boil water for other uses
Durable glass construction
Keep-warm function up to 30 minutes
- Weight4.2 pounds
Gourmia Digital Electric Tea Kettle features a plunging chamber to get the best and most delicious tea that you have previously only tasted in your dreams. An electric tea maker that is simple to use to save you frustration after a long day, it has all of the tools for a great tea maker.
As well as performing to a high standard, it also looks good and is convenient for you with a cordless carry feature meaning you can bring it to and from the kitchen without fumbling about with cables. The water also boils quickly so you can turn it on as soon as you get back from work and have it all ready for you by the time you have gotten out of those work clothes and into something less restrictive.
Keep-warm function up to two hours
Easy to use 4 button operation
Plunging chamber for complete infusion
- Weight3.32 pounds
Perfect Tea Maker is a big claim, but Teavana’s product is great for tea-purists who love their loose-leaf beverages and harks back to a simpler time in the world of tea making. This is achieved through a drain mechanism that strains the tea for the best and most authentic flavor all the while coming at a great price and is without all of those buttons, switches and cords that can get in the way with electric hot tea makers.
So this is not electric, but that’s okay. It still does the job and is so simple to use you might even find yourself making tea accidentally. The jug is made of plastic and comes with a four piece instruction manual for info on how to clean it. Like a lot about this tea maker, it is simple and straightforward.
Patented drain mechanism
Easy to clean and reassemble
Efficient and simple use
Ideal for loose-leaf tea
- Weight13.1 ounces
This heat-resistant teapot both looks good and brews great. Its design can inspire memories of grandma’s house while its stainless steel infuser brings a touch of convenience to the table. It is made from durable borosilicate glass that might appear lightweight and fragile upon first glance, but will actually withstand any (okay most) clumsiness.
Camellia Teapot is a great choice for fans of herbal tea and will hold more than two mugs, which is excellent for the tea fanatics out there (and why would you be reading this if you were not one?) and it can also be placed over a hot stove to boil the water without worrying about cracking if you need to heat it up, to ensure that you can warm your tea to your heart’s content without worrying about losing a fresh brew all over the stove.
Full flavor brewing
Dishwasher safe for cleaning
- BrandWillow & Everett
- Weight1.2 pounds
What am I even looking at? is what you might be asking right now. We know Gourmia Electric Square looks more like a wifi router but it is in fact an electric tea maker (that doubles as a coffee maker for those groggy early mornings). That is not a photograph on the side either but the brewer itself, and it comes with 4 pre-programmed brewing settings for your convenience.
The chamber is constructed of both glass and stainless steel to provide the most durable product possible and is designed with iTea Boil to Brew technology which delivers unparalleled results every single time for loose leaf brews.
iTea Boil to Brew technology
Pure and clear brew chamber
- Weight5.17 pounds
A stylish and effective smart electric kettle that will suit any modern kitchen anywhere in the world. Brewista Smart Brew comes with programmable settings to arrange your first cup in the morning the night before and has a large water capacity that allows for more tea for longer.
There is also a keep warm option that allows you to leave your brewed tea at 160 F for you to return to later while you get out the for the day, but this does not affect the taste and will guarantee a quality cup of tea every time.
Programmable settings for next day
Customizable steep times
Precise digital temperature
1.2 liter capacity
- Weight4 ounces
The Grosche French Press is a great little product that has been designed with excellent care and attention to detail to make it a nice little addition to any kitchen. It looks good, fits comfortably on either shelf, cupboard or counter and is lightweight enough to move around without risking spills, even when full.
Even though it is primarily a coffee maker, but can still be used for making tea if that is your preferred drink and can be used with loose leaves for a more authentic experience. It comes with a double filter found on both the lid and the press function that will leave your drink hotter for longer.
Double filter at lid and press
Multi-purpose for different drinks
Sophisticated and modern design
Durable and reliable constructed material for long-lasting use
- Weight1.65 pounds
Tea Maker Buying Guide & FAQ
Ease Of Cleaning - Tea makers handle quite a lot as they are usually used very often. For this reason, they tend to leave debris that build-ups. What's more, tea stain spots can become an issue that's why it is important to go for those appliances that have components that are easily removable and are easy to clean and wash.
Capacity - Your family size or the number of people to serve with the coffee maker will determine the capacity of the machine. Large-sized families will prefer bigger volumes while single users are better with a more compact portable tea maker.
Size - Small-sized tea makers allow for easy movement and carrying especially for outdoor use such as camping.
Preset Programs - Preset programs for better accuracy when it comes to tea brewing. This includes the exact type of brew at the specified time. This feature also saves time since it allows you to focus on other activities that require attention.
Price - Price comes with quality and the more efficient and quality tea makers are generally priced higher.
Tea Makers FAQ
Q: How does a tea maker work?
A: A tea maker simply steeps the tea from the tea bag or the raw leaves. You are simply required to add the water and tea and choose the desired option on the control panel to get the optimal taste and flavor you desire. Many tea makers are programmable and so can be reset to prepare tea at specific times and temperatures.
Q: Steel vs plastic tea maker?
A: Almost every tea maker, whether steel or not have an element of rubber as part of the components. Some people are however cautious not to use plastic tea makers since they believe the plastic will leak dangerous and carcinogenic BPA material into the tea when heated.
Q: How do you clean a tea maker?
A: To clean a tea maker, simply add some soap to a damp cotton cloth. Rinse thoroughly with plenty of ordinary water.
Q: What measurement of tea should I use in a tea maker?
A: The perfect tea should be about 85% water and around 15%- 25%. However, it all depends on your individual tastebuds. If you prefer a strong cup of tea, then more tea can be added. Additional the various control options on some tea makers can help determine how much tea to add.