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Tea Timers

Updated on October 30, 2014

Do You Use A Tea Timer For Your Tea?

Honestly, I had no idea there was such a thing as a Tea Timer. Did you? If you were in the dark about timers for your tea, let me introduce you to this unique little tea accessory.

This dapper young penguin is the cutest one I found. He features a built in timer and, at precisely the time you indicate, he will do you the service of removing the tea bag from your tea, ensuring that your tea is brewed perfectly every time.

If I owned this dapper little penguin, no longer would I put my teabag in my mug, go back to work at my computer and forget to take the tea bag out. Granted, I will still have to remember to turn the timer on but, given how cute this guy is, how could I forget?

Unfortunately, this item is no longer available so I have added a few other tea timers to this page so that we can all continue to enjoy properly brewed tea!

The Perfect Gift

For Your Tea Lovin'

Cousin, Husband, Friend or


A Penguin Tea Timer

Unfortunately, the Tea-Boy Penguin Tea Timer shown at the top of htis page is no longer readily available. I am leaving this link so that we can check periodically to see if he has become available again on In the meantime, I offer this simpler Kikkerland Penguin Kitchen Timer, which is a simple timer in case you absolutely want a penguin-themed tea timer:

Kikkerland Penguin Kitchen Timer

This simple little timer will time your tea and anything else you might like to time up to a maximum of 60 minutes. You just turn the penguin’s head to set the time. He will also do double duty as a decorative item for your kitchen.

Kuchenprofi Sand Tea Timers

Recommended for timing your tea and your boiled eggs.

The Kuchenprofi Sand set is sold in a set of three as illustrated and are designed to help you both brew tea and cook eggs perfectly. Each of the timers has a different time, green indicating 3 minutes, black indicating 5 minutes and red indicating 7 minutes. They are simple and easy to use. Just turn the proper one upside down and, when empty, your tea is ready!

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A Page Full of Kitchen Timers

A page dedicated to a wide variety of timers.

This page includes a multitude of timers from the very simple, inexpensive practical ones to fun, novelty ones and fancy, electronic ones. Whether you are after a spirited one or a serious one, there is a wonderful selection on this page. Hopefully, the perfect one for you is here.

More Penguin Gift Ideas


Another great option for penguin collectors is this penguin ice cube tray by Lekue. It is made of rubber, which is totally flexible and a great option for an ice cube tray!

LOVE a themed ice cream scoop like this penguin one from Boston Warehouse. It makes eating ice cream even more fun!

Finally, a pair of penguins that can be used every day -- salt and pepper shakers!

Do you have a tea timer?

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      7 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Wow, this tea timer is so cute and what a brilliant idea! Green tea turns bitter if steeped too long... Usually I watch the clock for a minute or two. I think I could love this penguin tea timer!

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      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      This little guy is too cute. I knew about tea timers, but didn't know they could be so much fun!

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My husband times my tea. I love my husband, but I adore this cute penguin tea timer. Clever!

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      7 years ago

      Adorable! Thumbs up and a black and white Peguin Angel blessing for you!

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      7 years ago

      I need a timer or I would remember I was steeping tea about two hours after I started. My personal fave is the Polder electronic one used at Remedy Teas in Seattle. So simple and so handy!

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      Dianne Loomos 

      7 years ago

      I had never heard of a tea timer. What a handy thing! I'm always getting distracted and forgetting to take the tea bag out.


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