Product Review: Capresso Iced Tea Maker

The Ranting Reviewer does not get paid or receive any revenue from manufacturers or retailers of products reviewed. I occasionally receive products that I am asked to use and see what I think. I take a look, try them out and tell you all about them.

I received a box the other day.

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It was from Capresso. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Capresso is a leader in high quality coffee, espresso and cappuccino machines for the home.

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What they sent me, their Iced Tea Maker, was right up my alley. As I’ve written on the blog previously, I had a diet Pepsi habit that was pretty intense. Some days I was drinking 100+ ounces of the stuff. When I decided to give it up over a year ago, I started drinking iced tea….a lot of it.

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The Capresso Iced Tea Maker is a sharp piece of kitchen equipment. It comes with an 80oz glass pitcher.

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The side view shows the unit with the water tank in the rear.

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The tank has both a top lid for filling in place…

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As well as it easily removes to take over to your sink. I’m going to give the unit a try so I’ve filled the water tank to the fill line.

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Here is the filter basket. This comes out for easy cleaning and dumping of loose grounds.

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You can put tea bags or loose tea in the unit. I decided to put 6 bags of decaffeinated Lemon Zing.

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Fill the pitcher with ice. If you don’t have ice (office setting perhaps), you can put a lesser quantity of as cold of water as you can find. The Capresso Iced Tea Maker counts on having a quantity of ice or water to deliver the correct strength of tea.

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Speaking of strength, this setting allows you to have standard strength up through extra strong. This can also be manipulated by the amount of tea you put in.

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Press the button and the blue light indicates everything is working.

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About five minutes later, we have freshly brewed ice tea. Note, this is actually brewing and steeping the tea. This is the best way to ensure great flavor.

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My lemon tea was awesome! The Capresso Iced Tea Maker also comes with a recipe book for flavored teas including ones like Raspberry Peppermint, Southern Sweet Tea and Thai Iced Tea.

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This glass was Mandarin Orange spiced tea. Delicious!

My Take: We have a winner! The Capresso Iced Tea Maker makes it really easy to brew a pitcher of iced tea and have it ready to drink in a handful of minutes. It has a really small footprint, so doesn’t take much space on your counter or cabinet. The cleanup is easy as the pitcher, pitcher lid and brew basket are all dishwasher safe. I have been living a year with instant iced tea mix. Brewed ice tea is better. It just is. By a lot. Also with so many varieties of teas on the market, and many fewer in an instant variety, this is a great solution for any iced tea drinker who likes to experiment with a variety of flavors. You can purchase the Capresso Iced Tea Maker here.

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5 thoughts on “Product Review: Capresso Iced Tea Maker

  1. Thanks for this review. I’m in the market for a new iced tea maker. My husband finally broke mines. (First he broke the lid, the he dropped the pitcher) so I’ve been hunting for a new one. I’ll definitely check this one out.

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  2. I walk around with a 30 oz. mug in my hand all day, filling and refilling with (hot) tea. But summer and cold tea season is coming… I have a standard bagged English Blend that is my “dang, my favorite tea is expensive, but I can gulp this all day” tea, but I will treat myself in the mornings on weekends with a loose Darjeeling or one of my favs, Buckingham Palace Garden Party Tea from englishteastore.com. I like their Scottish Breakfast as well, especially when I had a long night and waking up is hard…. this unit sounds great. Thanks for the review!

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