The Breville One-Touch has an automatic basket that gently agitates and infuses your loose tea leaves through simple upward and downward motions, so you can achieve a great brew using fewer leaves. It’s also fully programmable for any temperature or steeping time.
Takeya Flash Chill
As the name implies, the Takeya Flash Chill is fantastic for creating iced beverages in a jiffy. Simply stuff the infuser with your favorite loose-leaf or bagged tea, fill it halfway with boiling water, then add ice and shake it all up. The end result is 2 perfect quarts.
For those who love tea and coffee equally, the Bodum Columbia is a worthy option. A French press model, it gives you plenty of control over strength and steeping time, while its stainless steel body is virtually impossible to break.
The Teavana PerfecTea is a BPA-free construction that includes a removable and rugged strainer, and a sturdy one-piece chamber that stores neatly in the fridge if you want a cold drink. It makes 16 ounces per brew cycle, or about two generous mugs.
Willow & Everett Teapot
If you simply can’t wait for your next cuppa, the Willow & Everett Teapot is microwave-safe, so you can boil water quickly and get your fix in just a few minutes. It’s equipped with a rustproof infuser and a lid that locks in place to prevent spills.
Mr. Coffee Hot Tea Maker
The built-in, audible signal on the Mr. Coffee Hot Tea Maker alerts you when the water is ready for steeping and pouring, so you can find other ways to entertain yourself instead of having to watch the water boil. And if it boils over, it won’t damage the control panel.
If you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to sip tea from the future, the Gourmia Square will get you pretty close. It sports a sleek and modern design that’s sure to elicit compliments — and that’s before guests taste the drinks that come out of it.
Don’t be fooled by the Ovalware Airtight . While it may look like it’s just made for coffee, it’s also good for brewing up other hot beverages. This versatile device doesn’t stop there, either, as it can whip up thirst-quenching infused water as well.
Tea Forté Kati Cup
The Tea Forté Kati Cup is embellished with lovely lotus flowers and perfectly sized for one, which makes it a fine choice for a calming afternoon break from the stress of a modern office. It’s double-walled for insulation, too.
Mr. Coffee 2-Quart
The Mr. Coffee 2-Quart isn’t elegant, but if all you care about is no-nonsense refreshment, then it’s a handy little machine. It’s budget-friendly and incredibly simple to use, and if anyone criticizes how it looks, they’ll stop when you take their glass away.