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Brew like a boss with the Breville Tea Maker machine (pictures)

The $250 Breville One Touch Tea Maker doesn't come cheap, but it happens to be the most advanced home tea brewer we've ever seen. It automatically makes pots of various tea styles, plus it lets you custom control water temperature and steep time.

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Looking good in stainless steel

Compact and clad in a stainless-steel skin, the Breville Tea Maker is both small and attractively designed.

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Lots of command and control

With a wide control panel, the One Touch Tea Maker offers plenty of ways to tweak tea brewing, such as water temp, steep time, or you can simply use presets for tea style.

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Add your tea leaves

Despite its extremely automatic operation you still need to scoop and add tea leaves by hand into the stainless-steel brewing basket.

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Measure water in metric units

The kettle carafe's clear handle lists water volume in only mL units.

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One button to begin brewing

Click the tea button to kick off brewing.

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Heat water how you want

The Tea Maker will boil water for tea or with precise control as a fancy electronic kettle.

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A robotic brewing basket

The Breville Tea Maker's brewing basket lowers raises automatically to ensure exact steep time.

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Time for tea

After your tea is brewed, the appliance chimes to alert you. It will also keep its pot hot for up to 1 hour.

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