Gourmia Fusion Tea Loose Leaf Tea Maker REVIEW

I love a good cup of tea. It takes the stress out of busy day while providing some added health benefits, too. The only thing I don’t like is the process you have to go through to make a fresh cup of tea with loose leaf tea. I prefer to use devices that are ‘all-in-one’ options and after hunting for a better, more fluid way to make a quality cup of tea, I found the Fusion Tea Maker from Gourmia. I did not want to settle for something that would make fast tea but the quality of the tea would be degraded. Gourmia makes high-quality kitchen appliances so I felt confident that the taste of the beverage would not be sacrificed for the convenience of how it is made.

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User Experience

Making tea using the Tea-Square is actually easier than making coffee, in my opinion. First, you fill the tank with water. Then, you add your favorite loose leaf tea to the brew basket. Next, you turn the tea maker on and select your brewing mode. In just a few moments, the carafe is filling with brewed tea. The Refresh setting is designed to help ‘brighten’ up your tea leaves before the actual brewing process. This step does end up making some tea, but not a full brewing cycle’s worth. One brewing cycle will use approximately 400ml of water and you can use your leaves more than once. On more than one occasion, I immediately brewed a second cycle after the first one and not only did the tea turn out perfectly, but the carafe was used completely.

When we made our first few cups of tea, we were surprised that the water in the tank didn’t go farther. For example, the water tank on a Keurig coffee maker lasts for several cups of coffee and it seems that this 800ml tank on the Tea-Square only brews around 3 cups of tea. If there was one suggestion I had for this product it would be to increase the size of the water tank. I would also suggest to other users that you play around with the settings. They aren’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Depending on the type of tea you are using, you may want to use a lighter setting. One of the first teas we tried using was just a plain black tea. We set it for ‘strong’ and boy was it. We discovered that when using black tea, we prefer to use the lighter setting since the tea leaves are already stronger than others are. It took us a few tries, but we finally found a good balance for the various teas we were brewing.

Conclusion

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Originally published at macsources.com on April 13, 2018.

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