The Best Automatic Tea Makers for your Tea Habit
We are in an age of automation. Programmable home appliances are becoming the norm, and sometimes letting the expert machinery call the shots provides the best results. This is especially true when it comes to precise endeavors like brewing tea, where depending on the type of tea, you could overheat, or over-brew it, ruining the flavor.
To make a perfect cup every time without worry, look no further than these automatic tea makers. They do it all for you, the heating, the brewing, and sometimes, even the dispensing. So save yourself some time and a headache and start figuring out which tea maker is the one for you!
This tea maker is ideal for most people looking to get that morning jolt of caffeine or a sip a cup of comforting chamomile before bed.
The BrewGlobal Brewista has temperature presets for all types of tea, customizable steep times from chamomile 30 seconds up to 8 minutes, and an auto-start function that allows you to program this kettle to start brewing without your help. These are all great features, but the reason we like this kettle the best is because it brews tea by pumping water directly into the steeper—which can hold either tea bags or loose leaf—preventing your tea from over-steeping if you’re not paying attention.
If you’re a tea drinker that really wants to make the most of the tins of specialty loose leaf hanging out on top of your fridge, this is the maker for you.
The glass and stainless steel brew chamber and glass carafe found in the Gourmia GTC8000 ensure optimal water purity and conserve your tea’s natural flavor, and four settings—refresh, light, medium, and strong—brew tea to perfection every time. It also looks pretty cool on a countertop. Take note, however, this tea maker has a small capacity (it only holds about 32 oz of water at a time) and is best for tea parties of one.
If you’re serious about your tea, we recommend the Breville BTWM800XL One-Touch Tea Maker. Its extra-large steeping basket agitates your tea leaves for a tastier, more thorough brew.
Additionally, this tea maker can be programmed to start up right around the time you get out of bed, ensuring that every morning you have a steaming cuppa ready for sipping when it’s time to wake up. It’s a little on the pricier side, but it comes with cool added features like a timer that tells you how long it’s been since your tea was brewed. It’s also one of the biggest tea makers on this list, able to brew up to 1.5 liters (50 oz.) at a time.
Matcha drinkers know—the process of preparing a perfect cup can be a little labor intensive. The measuring, the sifting, the whisking, it takes some time and patience. But what if you’re short on time and craving this sippable superfood?
Check out Sharp’s Tea-Ceré. It automatically prepares up to four cups of matcha, while preserving the traditional Japanese preparation process. The Tea-Ceré even has an internal grinder, so if you have green tea, you can make your own matcha powder.