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Heston Blumenthal's Tea Maker A Big Hit

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Heston Blumenthal's Tea Maker A Big Hit
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When it comes to brewing tea, it seems Brits trust one source above all others. That would be celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, whose signature tea maker has become a top seller in the United Kingdom.

Housewares Live reports that the Sage by Heston Blumenthal Tea Maker, a sleek appliance with 15 pre-programmed settings, is flying off the shelves at John Lewis department stores.

"The Tea Maker is a big hit with customers and is currently the most popular product in the new Sage range of small appliances,'' said William Jones, a John Lewis buyer for small appliances.

The gourmet tea maker retails at £199.95 (about $315) and was designed to brew tea while keeping tea leaf tannins intact.

Last year, Blumenthal launched a line of ready made foods for Waitrose supermarkets and debuted his lemon and earl grey gin.

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