Takeya Iced Tea Maker Full Review

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A cool refreshing glass of iced tea starts with a great iced tea maker. For years people have been using powered versions or buying prepared iced teas in plastic bottles. No one has time to brew real iced tea like they did in the old days. Well, now you can! With the Takeya Iced Tea Maker, you can make real home brewed iced tea just like your great grandmother used to make.

 

 

Make refreshing, great tasting whole leaf iced tea in just a few minutes. With the Takeya Tea Maker, you can brew, chill, serve and store great tasting whole leaf iced tea all in the same pitcher. The special rotating infuser perfectly brews tea bags or loose leaf tea. The bags or leaves have plenty of space to expand and steep in the hot water.

The iced tea is fresh and natural, and saves you money compared to canned or bottled iced tea. The 1 quart iced tea maker makes 4 glasses, ideal for single people or small households, and the 2 quart size makes 8 glasses, perfect for larger families, parties, BBQs and picnics.

 

 

Features

  • Airtight lid – keeps your iced tea fresh from the first to the last drop. Safe to store in the refrigerator on its side.
  • Silicone handle – non-slip design makes it easy to handle.
  • Tea infuser – made of fine mesh for brewing whole leaf tea, and large enough to provide plenty of space for all of the rich flavor to be released.
  • Unique body – the body of the tea maker is made BPA free material, capable of withstanding high temperatures, and resistant to stains, clouding and won’t retain any odors. The body can handle temperatures from boiling hot to ice cold.

 

Use and Care

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CAUTION: When the tea is brewing, let the steam vent by not tightening the lid completely.

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  • Before the first use, wash all of the components with dish soap and warm water.
  • After the first use, the tea maker can be cleaned in the dishwasher or hand wash to prolong the life and clarity of the body.

Tea Infuser

  • Do not clean the infuser with a steel wool cleaning pad or any other cleaning pad that may scratch the surface.
  • To get out all of the loose tea leaves, turn the infuser upside down and tap it under warm running water.
  • For a deep cleaning, soak the infuser in solution of 50% water and 50% white vinegar for a few minutes, then wash with soap and water.

O-rings

  • Make sure the o-rings are placed on the lid and in between the handle and body properly to prevent leakage.

 

The Takeya Iced Tea Maker is available in four colors, avocado, black, raspberry and blueberry, and can be purchased in these styles:

 

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  • Type: 1 quart (0.95 liter).
  • Description:  This unit is suitable for singles or small families. It includes the body, tea infuser and airtight lid that locks in flavor and freshness. The durable, acrylic withstands high temperatures and has a glass-like clarity.
  • Shop now at Amazon.com

 

 

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  • Type: 2 quart (1.89 liter)
  • Description: This unit is the same as the 1 quart unit, but makes and holds twice as much iced tea. Great for larger families and backyard parties. Also a great addition to the picnic basket.
  • Shop now at Amazon.com

 

 

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  • Type: Flash Chill Ices Tea Maker with thermal jacket
  • Description: This set includes the 2 quart iced tea maker and a unique thermal jacket that locks in the cold and absorbs condensation.
  •  Shop now at Amazon.com

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

question  “Can this pot be used to brew cold coffee?”

Yes. In fact many people use it just for that.

question  “The measurements say 12.2 x 6.1 x 4.1. The 6.1 inches, is that from spout to handle and the 4.1 inches from side to side?”

Yes. That’s what it means.

question  “How does the iced tea maker work?”

It’s very simple. Just put loose leaves or a tea bag into the basket. Add boiling water to the container and screw on the lid and let the tea steep. Allow it to steep until you get the desired strength – usually about 5 minutes. Once the brewing is done, take out the basket and add ice, lemon, and any other flavrs you like. Shake well and enjoy!

question  “What is the container made of, plastic or glass?”

It’s plastic.

question  “Is the container able to stand high temperatures?”

Yes. It can take boiling water, and won’t crack.

question  “Is the filter basket reusable?”

Yes. Just clean it out and use over and over.

question  Is the container microwavable?”

A: The container is too big to fit into a microwave.

question  “Can the tea infuser be used to infuse fruit?”

Yes. Takeya offers a special fruit infuser with larger holes. It works the same as the tea infuser.

 

 

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2 Responses to “Takeya Iced Tea Maker Full Review

  1. By: Jessie
    Date: February 17, 2015 at 12:28 pm
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    I searched high and low for an affordable iced tea maker. I had heard about them, but no one I knew had any idea where to find one that works, and doesn’t cost a small fortune. This Takeya fit the bill perfectly. It looks great, works beautifully and comes at a price I could afford

  2. By: Evelyn Ramos
    Date: September 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm
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    We drink iced tea like it’s going out of style and this is exactly what the doctor ordered, an ice tea maker that doesn’t cost too much and really works! Very happy with the Takeya, and like the fact we can also make infused fruit waters. It has been months since we’ve even felt the urge to bring home soda, this is such a nice alternative. Easy to use and does not take up much room in the refrigerator!

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