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Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Tea Maker, 1.5 Litre, 2400 Watt

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  • Five pre-set tea settings to get the best from your chosen tea.
  • Tea basket automatically lowers at the precise temperature and automatically raises after the optimal steeping time.
  • Custom tea setting, so you can choose the right combination of temperature and steeping time for your favourite tea.
  • Auto start features can be set so you can wake up to a fresh pot of tea.
  • Keep warm feature keeps your brew at the right temperature for your second cup.

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Technical Details
Brand Sage by Heston Blumenthal
Model NumberBTM800UK
ColourSilver
Item Weight3 Kg
Product Dimensions15 x 25 x 20 cm
Capacity1.5 litres
Volume Capacity1.5 litres
Power / Wattage2000 watts
Voltage240 volts
MaterialGlass, Stainless Steel
Special FeaturesJug, Programmable, Timer
  
Additional Information
ASINB00CI32S5M
Best Sellers Rank 22,153 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 Kg
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available14 May 2013
  
 

Product Description

Product Description

The Tea Maker: with Variable Brew Temperature, Time and Strength for Different Teas

"The younger a tea leaf is harvested, the lower the temperature that bitter tannins are released."

So like most things, the right time and temperature are critical for a great cuppa. So as well as being a kettle, this product makes tea perfectly and automatically. You can even programme it to start before you wake up and watching the basket move up and down is just brilliant!

Whether you prefer green, white, oolong, herbal or black tea this 'kettle' knows the precise temperature for it. You can also control the strength of the tea (from mild to strong). Once the water has reached the optimal temperature, the stainless steel tea basket silently lowers itself into the water for auto seeping. The automatic lifting and lowering of the basket allows the tea leaves to circulate for maximum infusion. Once complete, the chime sounds to let you know your tea is ready to enjoy. But just in case you're not ready, there's a 60 minute 'keep warm' button.

Heston's Tip: When it comes to brewing, the less oxidised teas like green and white teas release their tannins at a lower temperature. If you brew too hot, the bitter flavours over power the tea. Conversely, if you brew too cold you don’t release enough flavour from the leaf. The right balance is all about the right temperature.

The Kettle That Makes Tea, Perfectly

For the perfectly balanced brew, different teas need to be steeped at different temperatures and for different times. So how do you get it right?

This revolutionary kettle has a motorised basket that automatically lowers tea leaves into and out of the water at precisely the right time. It has fifteen pre-programmed settings, plus fully variable temperature and custom controls. It even has a programmable start feature so your tea will be ready for you when you wake up. Detach the basket and it's a variable temperature, glass kettle.

How hot and how long
The glass kettle that knows the right temperature and steeping time for your favourite tea.
Then makes it for you
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Perfect kettle. Perfect tea.

Makes Tea

The fully automatic basket lowers the tea leaves into water once the pre-selected temperature is achieved. It then raises the tea leaves out of the water once optimum steeping time is reached. Perfect tea all at the press of a button.

Variable Temperature

Different teas brew best at different temperatures--you can choose from variable temperature settings. The kettle automatically turns off and also has a keep warm feature.

Programmable LCD

LCD screen allows you to program temperature and a start time.

Auto Off

The kettle senses pressure and turns off once boiled or when there is no water in the kettle.

Sage believe that the only way to design the most innovative and useful kitchen appliances is to understand the food that they help you prepare. What better way to innovate and develop, than to collaborate with one of the world's most celebrated food thinkers - Heston Blumenthal.

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Customer Reviews

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When I first saw this product (in John Lewis) I thought "£200 for something that makes tea!!??" I had been trying to make tea the way they serve it in Chinese restaurants for years without much success. Most green teas and herbal concoctions tasted less than satisfying. Even English Breakfast tea was a bit hit and miss. Then I got this machine from Amazon (less than JL) and my eyes were opened to the world of tea. Most of us think we can make tea, but we can't. Temperatures and timing are critical and different across a range of teas. The light Jasmine tea I had been trying to make should only receive water at 70 degrees c and steep for a short time. Also, like most people, I have abandon the teapot and made tea from teabags in a mug. Forget it. Tea bags, whatever they contain, are no substitute for proper loose teas. This machine brews at the right temperature for each tea and for the right length of time (according to your taste) and then lifts the tea out of the water. It is like drinking tea for the first time and there is world of teas to experiment with. Still expensive but life-changing.
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Similar shape and size to a kettle, though the base is a bit larger because of the controls. Can also be used as a standard kettle, which is a plus point.
Has a wider range of options for temperature, time and infusion method than my previous tea machine.
The default setting for black tea and using the recommended amount of leaves, produced tea that was exactly as I expected.
The keep warm function runs for an hour but turns off when you pick up the jug to refill your mug. It's probably an elf and safety thing, but it's a minor niggle having to remember to turn it back on again.
That apart, I'd say it was excellent value if you are a serious tea drinker.
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Wow. Now enjoying proper tea...or should I say, waking up and going downstairs to a freshly brewed cuppa! My wife bought me a bean to cup coffee machine and so I bought this for her. However, I t's making me appreciate tea again! Cleaning, as always a little pain. Found white vinegar the answer.

Enjoying experimenting with other teas now.
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I bought this as an Xmas gift for my parents, they are some of the world's most frequent tea drinkers so what better present!

To start with the top line summary:
When used properly Sage genuinely brews the perfect tea, it's a hefty price tag for a glorified kettle but as the bloke who sold me my bed said: "think about how much of your life you spend in bed; why wouldn't you invest a small fortune?" Likewise for those people who drink several cups of tea a day I think it's fair to say this item is a worthwhile extravagance.

What they loved:
The keep warm setting that ensures your tea remains at the optimal temp for an hour.
The automated mechanism does everything except load the tea
Looks fantastic in any kitchen
sturdy and durable, certainly well made
Beep to notify you when it's ready

What they didn't like so much:
You can't fill the kettle more than 3/4 or as soon as it starts to boil it prematurely starts brewing the tea as the bubbles spill into the tea basket
the measuring guide, instead of being on the front, is on the handle which seems stupid as you need to cover it to hold it under a tap.

All in all, this is a niche product that the average tea drinker would probably choose to pass on in favour of something 90% as effective for a quarter of the price, but it's clear this product was not designed for the masses and it is pretty great if you are into this sort of thing.

Not my cup of tea but I can see why a lot of people would love it.
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Had mine for 7 months now and it's a great bit of kit. Certainly not cheap, but it definitely makes the best consistently good cups of tea I've ever had. Before getting this I think my biggest issue was forgetting about the brew, and consequently leaving it too long, while with this it's always the same time, and even if I forget it doesn't matter! The keep warm option is great, and certainly covers enough time for two mugs, possibly three. If I'm feeling lazy I'll set it up with enough tea and water for four mugs, and then once it's cooled down for the last one or two mugs, use the hot water option to bring the temperature back up again (NOT back to the boil).
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I have had the Sage tea maker for a couple of weeks now so here are my views on it. On the looks its ok I think, not to obtrusive because of the glass. It can seem to be a bit bulky, but when on the kitchen table it blends in. I use a tea cosy to keep the tea warm while sitting down which works well. The kettle is easy to fill though the measuring scale is behind the handle so you have to twist your hand/wrist to see the amount you're filling it with. A minor gripe, but it is a bit irritating. The scale should have been on the side, but this is probably due to design /looks.

The tea making is relatively simple after using it the first few times. You fill a basket with tealeaves and place it on a runner inside the kettle; it is magnetically pulled into place. The mesh in the basket allows the water and tea leaves to brew, though it holds on to the tea leaves when you are emptying it. I end up having to rinse it out with the tap on full blast and even then you may have to use a brush. The tea is lowered into the water at the preset temperature, by the machine/or your temp, and raises it once the preset time/or your time is done. No more bitter tea. I set the Sage working my tea and do other things, like making breakfast for example and not worrying about the time and I assure you this is a good thing.

The thing I really like is the custom mode where you can adjust the water and times for all your different types of tea leaves. I use lots of different types - I like my tea - and the Sage makes for me a perfect brew each time. It made my white tea with no problem. It's like a having an excellent coffee maker for tea - about time too.
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