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11 replies, 5 voices Last updated by  peter 5 years, 9 months ago
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  • #5889

    Jackie
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    @jackie

    I’m very excited that we’re now the proud owners of a Breville One-Touch. Thanks to my lovely husband that is. The best thing about it (for me), is that the tea is ready right when I wake up. It was a strange feeling the first morning, when I realized I didn’t need to do what I always do; flip on the kettle. That took a little adjusting to, well just a couple of minutes really, and now I just enjoy. Although, I can see I’m getting demanding. I’ve started to wonder why I still have to fill in the water myself. Shouldn’t that be automated too? 😛

    Yours,
    J.
  • #5890

    identitea
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    @identitea

    Congrats on your acquisition!  I am glad you like it.  I have heard mixed reviews about it and I’m still not sure what to think.

    I thought about asking for the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker for my birthday, but I ended up going with the Samsung Galaxy Tab instead… which is actually cheaper than the tea maker.

    However, my birthday is still a week away, so you never know… I still have a chance to join the Breville club.

  • #5891

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @identitea I can’t imagine “not” liking the tea maker, except for its price. That is an issue for sure. I don’t think it replaces every tea maker out there, if you only enjoy Gong Fu style tea sipping, then it’s not for you. But, for what it is, and price aside, it’s great. I’m still keeping my kettle and teapots though, I need them if we want to brew different types of tea at the same time.

  • #5892

    Xavier
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    @xavier

    And I don’t have access to this marvellous piece of technology… 🙁

  • #5893

    identitea
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    @identitea

    So, the fiancee bought me the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker. among other things, for Christmas.  Yay!

    I have just one question for the tea-lovers in the community who have this tea maker… is it ok to use with flavored teas?  I have currently only steeped unflavored teas, because that is what I normally drink, in the tea maker… but I was just wondering if flavored teas would leave a strong aroma or taste behind and possibly mess with the next tea that I steep in the tea maker.  I am asking because I have had this problem with some of my tea travel mugs when I switch from a flavored tea to an unflavored tea… even after a good wash.

  • #5894

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    Flavored teas are iffy.  I love my Breville but the other day @peter steeped a flavored tea I don’t like with some pretty pronounced cinnamon/ginger “Christmas” flavors, and I couldn’t drink the next pot because it still tasted of the spices. We did rinse it several times, and eventually it was fine – but I’d prefer it if teas like that were made in a separate pot. So, I think it’s best to hang on to any other kettles you might have, because you might still need them to brew certain teas.
    Having said that, it’s still a wonderful tea maker and we use it every day, and I’m really thrilled to have it!

  • #5895

    identitea
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    @identitea

    Geez, way to go @peter 😛

    Ok, good to know.  I guess I could still set the tea maker on auto start and use it as a kettle to pour the hot water into a separate teapot for flavored teas.  I don’t brew many flavored teas, but it is good to know this just in case.

    Thanks.

  • #6718

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    Thinking that since @iheartteas (Rachel) has now joined the “Breville” club, she might have a thing or two to say about it here too?! Of course she’s made some great videos on her site http://iheartteas.teatra.de so you should check those out too.
    One question Rachel; I thought I saw you mention something about it being able to brew coffee? Did I dream that? Just curious what that was about.
    By the way, Breville or no Breville, there’s no restricted membership to this club ; )

  • #7330

    peter
    Keymaster
    @peter

    Looks like Cuisinart reverse engineered the Breville One-Touch. And is selling their version for more $120 less…

    See it on Amazon http://amzn.com/B005RRBI9I

  • #7331

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @peter I took a look at that kettle and the reason it is $120 bucks cheaper is that you have to lower that basket yourself. So it doesn’t have a “have my tea ready for me when I get home” function.

  • #7335

    jopj
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    @jopj

    Jackie, Peter; the Cuisinart in the photo is not even close to the Breville. The inner attachments are difficult and hard to fill and clean. You have to take off two pieces on the top closure to be able to take out the basket fully. If you own a Breville, or even thinking about owning one, the Cuisinart is taking a step back.

  • #7336

    peter
    Keymaster
    @peter

    That manual thing is pretty disappointing – I mean, really, who wants to actually put the tea in the water and to remove it themselves. That’s what machines are for! The Cuisinart seems so last decade….I love our Breville!

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