Making great tea involves boiling water and attempting to steep your leaves or bags for the perfect amount of time. If you steep them for too short or too long, you’ll end up with tea that is bland or bitter. A tea maker takes that guesswork away, making consistently good tea every time. Every meal and gathering can benefit from a refreshing glass of iced tea, so here’s a collection of our favorites to make that happen.
Brew up to two quarts of iced tea, or coffee with this option from Mr. Coffee. You can use loose leaf or tea bags in the removable steeping basket. Brewing starts with the press of a single button, and an indicator light will turn on. After brewing has finished, the machine will automatically shut off. When you’re ready to clean the machine, it has a pre-programmed cleaning cycle available.
This retro-inspired machine comes in black and aqua, and has power cord storage so you can easily keep it on the counter or in the cabinet. Add flavors, like fruits or herbs, to your tea as you brew with the flavor extractor chamber. Choose from eight brewing strengths, which work with loose leaf or bagged tea. You can make up to 12 cups at a time, and store them in the included pitcher.
The touch panel on this Ninja model lets you select from five drink sizes, and also the type of tea (or coffee). All brewing modes are pre-programmed with the correct temperature and steep times, so you don't have to babysit while it brews. As an added bonus, there’s a fold-away milk frother, which is useful for making specialty coffee drinks.
If you like your tea brewed to a mild, medium, or bold strength, this option from Mr. Coffee will delight every time. Use leaves or bags, and brew up to 2.5-quarts of fresh iced tea. The filter is washable, so you can use it for the lifetime of the machine. You'll also get 20 recipes for flavoring drinks included with your purchase.
When you make perfect sweet tea, it goes quick at any gathering. The included 2.75-quart pitcher is large enough for more tea and ice, so there’s plenty for everyone. Achieve the perfect brew each time by using the strength selector, which glides from mild to bold. And if you like citrus or herbs in your tea, you can place them in the infusion tube so your tea will pour over them as it brews.
Brewed to perfection
Summer is on the way, and every hot day deserves a refreshing glass of iced tea. To achieve this, we recommend the Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker (opens in new tab). The simple design makes it easy to use, only requiring one button to start brewing. Large openings for the filter and pitcher make it a breeze to clean, so you won’t need to reach for any special tools.
Just because you love tea doesn't mean you can't also love coffee. If you choose the Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System (opens in new tab) you can make fancy coffee drinks, in addition to your favorite teas, without leaving home. This is possible thanks to the strength selector and bonus milk frother.
No matter how you take your caffeine, one of these machines will be a welcome addition to your kitchen.