I have a Chef's Choice "Tea Mate" that has made terrific tea for a
number of years, but is now showing signs of age, wear, and pending
breakdown. The device has been discontinued by Chef's Choice and is
apparently unavailable, even on eBay.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a similar device for making tea? If
need be, I'll happily revert to kettle and pot, but I do like the
Thanks in advance,
Here is an intermediate option - an electric hot water dispenser. This
is a device that you keep plugged in, and it keeps water at a set
temperature. I have one and love it. Whenever I want to brew some tea,
I have only to decide what kind, measure it into my teapot or filter mug,
add water, and brew. There's no waiting for water to boil. If the water
is too hot for the particular type of tea, I use a trick learned from a
Japanese tea website - dispense the water into a measuring cup or
pitcher, and then pour it into the brewing vessel. Depending on exactly
what intermediate vessel I use, this drops the water temperature by 20
degrees F or more.
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