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The “basket” cycle rocks! If you’re making 4-5 cups of tea, you can set the basket to rise and fall during the steep to agitate the leaves a bit and draw out even richer flavour. I nearly swooned in ecstasy (luckily was already sick in bed) when I sipped some Kopili Assam made with the basket cycle on.

This teamaker kicks arse. Some of the best tea I’ve drunk in my life has been in the Breville over the last week.

Jessie

Okay, I’ve been using this since Christmas and wasn’t aware! Thanks for the tip.

Michelle Butler Hallett

There’s a note about it almost at tne end of the instructions. You need te be making at least 4 cupes /1000mL of tea for it it work. If so, press the “basket” button as you’re preparing to brew, and away it goes.

Michelle Butler Hallett

The Breville is like an elephant, though — it remembers, even if you unplug it. So if you don’t the basket cycle on thenext time you make tea, press the “basket” button again to turn that feature off. And if you use if with less than 4 cups of water, the tea won’t steep properly at all, because then the basket will actually rise above the water.

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Jessie

Okay, I’ve been using this since Christmas and wasn’t aware! Thanks for the tip.

Michelle Butler Hallett

There’s a note about it almost at tne end of the instructions. You need te be making at least 4 cupes /1000mL of tea for it it work. If so, press the “basket” button as you’re preparing to brew, and away it goes.

Michelle Butler Hallett

The Breville is like an elephant, though — it remembers, even if you unplug it. So if you don’t the basket cycle on thenext time you make tea, press the “basket” button again to turn that feature off. And if you use if with less than 4 cups of water, the tea won’t steep properly at all, because then the basket will actually rise above the water.

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I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

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