Oh I love this tea maker! The only draw back is that you have to make a minimum of two cups (but I drink more than 8 oz at a time anyways). You can customize your brew temp and brew time and push the “tea” button let it do all the work. The tea comes out hot and delicious! It is a bit pricey (I got it as a Christmas gift) but well worth getting if you can! If I had three thumbs (I’d be a bit freaky) I would give it three thumbs up!