Can You Make Tea in A Coffee Maker?

So, you've got tea, and you've got a coffee maker. Great news!

If you want to make tea in a coffee maker, we have great news for you. It can be done with just about any type of tea, and any kind of coffee maker.

How To Brew Tea in a Coffee Maker

The easiest way to brew tea in a coffee maker is to use a standard countertop coffee maker, and loose, ground tea leaves.

Simply add ground tea leaves and water to your coffee pot and brew like you would a normal cup of coffee.

Things To Consider

When you're making tea in a coffee maker, there are some things you need to consider before you get started.

Steep Time

When you're making tea in a coffee maker, you don't get the opportunity for a timed steep, which means that teas that require longer steeping time, such as herbal teas, won't be great if made with a coffee maker.

With that being said, you can use the coffee maker to make the water and use a tea steeper afterward to make the actual tea.

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Watch The Temperature

You also need to watch the temperature of the water to make sure its a good temperature for brewing tea.

Generally speaking, coffee and tea are brewed at around the same temperature, but there are slight variations depending on the type of tea you use.

Make sure to follow the instructions on the tea packet regarding temperature.

Closing Thoughts

Making tea is a coffee maker isn't rocket science, but there are still a few ways you can get the job done. You can either use loose tea leaves to load them into the coffee maker as you would coffee beans, or you can use the coffee pot to make the hot water, then steep in the cup.

What's your favorite way to make tea? Let us know in the comments section below.

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