Time your tea online

Want an easy online timer you can use in your kitchen? This one is specifically designed for tea steeping, but it's pretty versatile.

This tea is just right. Steep.it

A computer can be a truly useful kitchen gadget. Don't believe me? Just point your browser to Steep.it and behold! It is a handy chart of tea-steeping times and temperatures, with a timer functionality that works with visual and aural cues, and the flexibility to work it any way you want. You can type various commands right in your browser's address bar: steep.it/2minutes30seconds or steep.it/herbal, for example.

The timer counts down with a color-changing screen effect and dings (and displays a pop-up) when your tea is ready. You can even navigate away from the page, and Steep.it will still continue timing and alert you when it's done. It's cute and free, and you might even find it useful.

About the author

    Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.


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