Coffee lovers have it too easy. In order to enjoy their favorite brew, all they have to do is head down to the corner. Chances are there will be a café on one of those four corners (if not on the way). For those that prefer to make coffee at home, there are numerous ways to go from bean to brew, and once a method (drip, espresso, French press, etc.) is determined, usually all that is required is finding a consistent grind. Not so with tea lovers, the magic in tea is usually unlocked by temperature and steeping time. Since tea--even loose-leaf tea--is already prepared for brewing, finding this perfect combination can take some guesswork.
The BonJour FineT Gourmet Tea Machine brings the convenience of coffee makers to those who enjoy tea. The countertop appliance features seven different preset brewing options that dictate temperature and steeping time. A heated infusion chamber maintains the tea during the process, and when done, a hot plate keeps the tea warm for thirty minutes. The removable infusion basket and filter swing out for easy cleaning.
While anyone can brew tea with a little forethought, knowledge and patience, the Tea Machine brings simplicity to the (tea) party. Perhaps most important is the inclusion of a 24-hour programmable timer. Having a nice cup of properly steeped tea right upon waking sounds like a very pleasant morning indeed.