PerfecTea Maker from Teavana

PerfecTea Maker

Our new and improved tea maker brews the perfect cup every time! It is the most efficient, simple and clean way to steep tea. Simply add tea and water at the correct temperature, then put the tea maker on your favorite mug. The patented drain mechanism will strain the tea into your cup and keep the leaves in the tea maker. Four piece construction allows you to remove the filter for cleaning and easily reassemble. Brews 16oz (2 cups) of tea and fits cups with a 3.5 inch diameter. Made of sturdy polycarbonate that is BPA free.

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  • “The second best purchase for tea I have ever made. Does a great job steeping and filtering out tea leaves. Only problem is that is rather difficult to clean, at least for me.” Read full review
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    knifeblood102 98 tasting notes
  • “My very first tea maker besides a basic bamboo strainer. From what I can see, this is virtually the same design as Adagio's IngenuiTea maker and numerous other nearly identical products from other...” Read full review
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    Kwinter 169 tasting notes
  • “I have had the small version for about 3 months, and the large version for 5/6 months. I absolutely love this product! It allows me to do what i think would be called a "modified gungfu" type...” Read full review
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    HyBr1d 13 tasting notes
  • “I've had mine for about 6 months, and it does not leak, nor does it clog. I have had no trouble cleaning it, and it seems durable. It's plastic, and does show smudging/fingerprints unless you clean...” Read full review
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    shotwell 37 tasting notes

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98 tasting notes

The second best purchase for tea I have ever made. Does a great job steeping and filtering out tea leaves. Only problem is that is rather difficult to clean, at least for me.

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Frolic

Now I must ask. What is the first best thing you’ve bought?

tunes&tea

I second the question, Matt, what is the ‘first’ best thing you’ve bought.

Matt

A variable temperature tea kettle that got my water to the correct level every time, sadly it died within 6 months and the company discontinued the model so they sent me a crappy replacement that only boils.

LiberTEAS

@Matt bummer about the kettle dying so soon after purchasing! What company was it?

Matt

@LiberTEAS it was an Oster brand one, though I have to say their customer service is really nice since even though they no longer made the original kettle I had they sent me one for free and I got it almost next day.

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169 tasting notes

My very first tea maker besides a basic bamboo strainer. From what I can see, this is virtually the same design as Adagio’s IngenuiTea maker and numerous other nearly identical products from other companies. I must say the design is very cool and works well. It’s very easy to brew, just put the leaves inside along with your hot water and when you’re ready to pour, simply place the device on top of your cup. I love the simplicity. I haven’t noticed any “notes of plastic” in my tea when using this, the tea still maintains it’s pure and natural flavor. The only problem is that it sometimes leaks a little bit which can be annoying. But overall, I’m happy with it.

Bonnie

Hey…just noticed that you are a student…I hope you are taking advantage of having people send you free tea samples. I just sent some to Ian who is 15. I know students have it tough. (so do retired grandma’s like me..ah well) So, if you need some tea…check me out with Ian and I’ll send you some samples.

Scatterbrain

Wow, that’s very generous of you and I REALLY appreciate it. :)

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13 tasting notes

I have had the small version for about 3 months, and the large version for 5/6 months. I absolutely love this product! It allows me to do what i think would be called a “modified gungfu” type steeping. Basically do exactly what you would do with a yixing pot or gaiwan (1g/1oz of water, multiple short steeps) Its so much easier than using a yixing pot!

I will warn about making chai, the spice seems to linger longer than any other type of tea i have tried. Other than that, its perfect!

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37 tasting notes

I’ve had mine for about 6 months, and it does not leak, nor does it clog. I have had no trouble cleaning it, and it seems durable. It’s plastic, and does show smudging/fingerprints unless you clean it thoroughly with soap and water after use, and if you use the device with too small a cup you will have an overflow (I haven’t measured, but it holds more than a teacup… more like a travel mug), but those are my only complaints. I’ve tried it with finings (taken out of a tea bag) and with whole leaf tea, and either work very well — although the loose tea looks nicer when it is brewing. I have seen a similar device at both Distinctly Tea and at DAVIDsTEA in Canada, and I also saw a larger version at Teavana. This one is just perfect for my uses — a full container results in a nearly-full travel mug.

shotwell

Update — Broke my PerfecTea the other day. I dropped it and one of the feet broke off. Tried to repair it with some dremel work and a spare piece of similar plastic I had lying around, but it only lasted one more day. Guess I will need to buy another one, or something similar! Will definitely buy another… and I’ll be more careful with it this time.

Relmaster

My perfect tea is on it’s last legs as well ..Lol !! I was thinking about getting the ingenuiTEA by adagio.. http://steepster.com/teas/teaware/15373-adagio-ingenuitea
It comes very highly recommended by most “Steepste’s” !!!!

shotwell

Good thought — I may try out the ingenuiTEA as well. Really liked my PerfecTea, until the legs broke. I have also seen a similar tea maker at davidsTEA in Canada. You can bet I’ll look for weak points in the design, though, before I spend my money on one!

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74 tasting notes

I have this in both sizes: 16 oz and 32 oz. I love these and use them repeatedly throughout the day. Both of mine have been getting a thorough work out of over 3 months and are showing no signs of wear and tear. They work as well today as when I first bought them. This is what made tea workable again for me given the convenience of use and no more tea leaves in my cup (like I get with tea balls and other methods).

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60 tasting notes

I used a gift card I received as a prize from work to purchase this, because I wanted something easy to use at my desk to brew loose tea, and tea balls/tea eggs just do not cut it for brewing a decent cuppa (not to mention, they are a pain to clean, especially at work). After I left that job, this item was relegated to the back of my cabinet at home. I’ve once again gotten into tea and have been brewing quite a few single mugs worth over the course of a day. This gadget is perfect for that task.

How I use it: 2 Teaspoons (I happen to have a measuring spoon that is 2tsp) and boiling water (I drink mostly black teas or fruit tisanes), set a timer, and when the timer goes off, place this over my prepared mug of choice.

I found that if I do not fill the Teamaker up all the way with water, but just over 3/4 full, I do not end up with excess liquid leftover in the Teamaker after straining into a mug, nor do I have a tea spill from overfilling a cup.

I’ve misplaced the little plastic “coaster” thing that came with the Teamaker, but I usually do not experience any little drips or leaking, even after straining the tea into a cup and setting the Teamaker back on the counter.

Clean up is a snap with this strainer, unlike tea balls, tea eggs, or infuser baskets. Rinse with warm water and pour the spent leaves out into the sink, and place – lid open – on a towel to air dry. I probably should be washing this with dish soap or at least washing the filter mesh after each tea, but as far as I can tell I have not had any flavor crossover from brewing two different teas nearly back to back.

The one and only drawback I have found is that the plastic does not hold heat well, nor is it easy or effective to “warm the pot” first. But, for tasting a new tea without brewing an entire pot, allowing the leaves plenty of room to circulate and unfurl, and easy as pie brewing and clean up, this gadget can not be beat! I’m also looking forward to picking up the Ingenuitea from Adagio, a similar product, to compare (and have one at home and at work).

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46 tasting notes

I’m just as happy with this guy, who I got as a gift several years ago, as I am with the cousins that I use at work every day.

Simple and easy to use; when it gets dirty I just soak the plastic in vinegar and hot water.

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7 tasting notes

Since buying the 32 oz, I’ve been drinking insane amounts of tea, and I’m very happy about it. My only complaint is that a few times it’s completely drained the remaining contents of tea, but that hasn’t happened since the first week I got it. There’s some minor leaking but if you use the little saucer with it, everything stays in! One of my best purchases of the year; maybe even of all time!

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9 tasting notes

Easy to clean and screen works really well even with fine tea. Can’t imagine a better way to steep and enjoy a cup a tea at work. Fantastic device.

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68 tasting notes

This is my favorite way to make tea these days. I’m thinking about getting a second one just to keep at work. I find this easier to clean than my strainer, a quick swish of water and the leaves will usually come out.

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