Brewing tea can be as simple or as intricate as you want. Some traditional tea masters prefer to brew tea using centuries-old techniques and specialty tools that add a cultural dimension to the tea brewing process. Others prefer to enjoy automatically brewed tea that saves them time each morning. Whether you're looking for an automatic tea maker or a beautiful glass carafe that infuses the perfect cup of tea, we've got something for you on this list of the best tea brewing machines.

The Top Tea Brewing Machines and Tea Makers

1. Breville BTM800XL One-Touch Tea Maker

The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker is a highly customizable kettle that makes it easy to brew different types of tea. The kettle comes with pre-programmed one-touch buttons to make the brewing process for black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong tea, or herbal tea a breeze. The auto-start feature allows you to set a timer so your tea will brew and steep and be waiting for you. 

The brew strength button also allows you to customize how strong or weak you want your tea. The kettle features a tea basket that automatically raises or lowers depending on the water level and a 60-minute keep-warm function. While this tea brewing machine is expensive, it is a great choice for people who enjoy high-quality teas and customizable settings.

2. Brewista Smart Brew Automatic Tea Kettle

The Brewista Smart Brew Kettle offers temperature presets for each type of tea varietal and allows you to choose the desired steeping time in 30-second intervals. The tea kettle also sports a keep-warm feature that keeps tea at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. The kettle is also cordless and features an auto-start button so you can set a timer and enjoy your tea as soon as you wake up.

3. Mr. Coffee Hot Tea Maker & Kettle

The Mr. Coffee Hot Tea Maker can brew up to five perfect cups of tea. The kettle comes with pre-programmed temperature settings for different types of true tea and convenient "boil" and "keep warm" buttons are ideal for brewing herbal tea and keeping all infusions warm while you sip your first cup. Made with Schott DURAN glass and stainless steel, this kettle will last for years and the stainless steel brew basket is dishwasher safe.

4. Gourmia GTP9815 Coffee & Tea Maker

The Gourmia Coffee & Tea Maker is made with thick borosilicate glass that offers double-walled insulation to keep your tea or coffee hotter for longer. It features a sleek, modern design that looks great on any kitchen counter and pairs with their range of kitchen appliances. The teapot is travel-friendly and can be used to brew tea at home, at the office, or even on a camping trip. The unit allows you to steep loose leaf tea or coffee grinds right in the unit.

5. KitchenAid Electric Glass Tea Kettle

The KitchenAid KEK1322SS electric kettle is made with stainless steel and premium Schott DURAN glass that can withstand years of use. The durable glass and stainless steel can withstand bumps and drops, making it perfect for active kitchens. The stainless steel tea infuser allows you to brew tea directly in the kettle or remove it if you prefer to use the machine as a coffee maker. The kettle boils water in minutes and can keep tea at 158 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 30 minutes. 

6. Teavana PerfecTea Maker

The Teavana PerfecTea Maker is a great choice for people who are looking for an affordable unit that is still easy to use. The kettle is made of glass and features BPA-free plastic. The kettle can be broken down into four parts, making it easy to clean and reassemble. 

The biggest benefit to this tea kettle is that it offers ample room for loose tea leaves to expand and infuse flavor. Once you're done steeping, set the tea maker on top of your cup and gently press down. The patented drain mechanism will release the tea into your mug for quick and easy pouring without any drips. It's also dishwasher-safe making for easy cleanup when you're done making hot or ice tea.

One thing to note, this tea kettle does not actually heat up the water for you. Instead, you'll need to add hot water by heating it in a pot on the stove or using another temperature-controlled kettle.

7. Willow & Everett Teapot Kettle

The Teapot Kettle from Willow & Everett features a beautiful glass design mimicking the look of Chinese teapots. The kettle can brew three to four cups of tea and can be used in the microwave by removing the stainless steel infuser and lid. You can also purchase a tea cozy from Willow & Everett to keep your tea warm while enjoying conversation with friends. This kettle is also a great iced tea maker. Simply heat the water and infuse the tea leaves, then allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. The stunning glass teapot makes the perfect serving tool, mimicking the appearance of a carafe, as you pour delicious tea into glasses filled with ice cubes.

8. Grosche Madrid French Press Coffee Maker and Tea Press

This French press tea maker from Grosche features a durable Pyrex France borosilicate glass construction as well as an 18/8 heavy gauge rod and French press filter. This tea brewer is perfect for connoisseurs who understand the multi-layered flavors of tea and want to draw out as much unique taste as possible. 

It features a small pour spout for easy pouring and an elegant metal handle that adds a touch of class. Just add your favorite type of tea and gently press the handle when you're done steeping. Just remember, this teapot doesn't heat up water so you'll need to use a kettle or pot to add hot water.

Brew Tea With the Best Tools

When it comes to tea making, having the best tea maker can make the entire process more efficient and enjoyable. Specialty tea makers feature temperature control settings that allow you to set the temperature for the type of tea you want to brew. This ensures the best flavor possible whether your tea making involves loose tea or tea bags. These brewing systems also feature built-in and removable tea baskets or tea strainers to make steeping tea a breeze. 

Choose from the best hot tea and coffee machines or the best iced tea makers and start brewing the perfect tea today. Pour the delightful brew into teacups and add a dash of sweetener and sip your way to contentment.