The People's Tin Lid Timer

The People's Tin Lid Timer
The People's Tin Lid Timer
The People's Tin Lid Timer

At The Republic of Tea we believe that the correct steeping time is essential for the perfect cuppa. Our exclusive timer features five preset steeping times based on the tea varietals of white, green, black, oolong and red/herbal teas.

Store the timer on your favorite tin of tea. Timer also features built in magnet for storage on your refrigerator and includes two AAA batteries.

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More About This Product

Product Dimensions:
Length: 2½"
Width: 2½"
Height: 7/8"


BPA-Free Plastic

Care instructions

Spot Clean

Country of Origin


  • 5 Stars
  • 5

What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...

3 Stars

Practical, but .... September 18, 2013


Cranford, NJ

I agree with the previous reviews about the benefits of a tea timer. This one is easy to use especially if you don't know how long to steep for a particular variety. Unfortunately, I would not recommend buying one since they are poorly made. The buttons fail quickly. I returned my first one after only 1 month of use. A second was sent quickly, but it too is failing in the same manner as the first.

5 Stars

Prevents over seeping January 19, 2013

Noah Nason

Manassas, VA

I drink a lot of tea of many varieties. I often over seep and sometime under seep. Over gets bitter under tea tastes like bath water. This handy device eliminates this. Sooo... my tea quality is much improved.

5 Stars

Perfect cup of tea, every time December 21, 2012


Seattle, WA

I had always had difficulty remembering the different steeping times for different types of teas, until i found this timer. Now it's a perfect cup, every time!

5 Stars

Great idea! December 10, 2012


Morgan Hill, CA

I love this, I needed a reminder to make my tea better. Easy to use and fits perfect on my AM tea can.

5 Stars

Something new in an old kitchen! September 09, 2012


Fort Worth, TX

It is so wonderful how much better the tea is when it is properly steeped! I really like this cute face on my refrigerator.

5 Stars

Made a great bday gift for tea-drinking husband! March 25, 2012

, IL

The Earl Greyer and Blueberry teas are our favorites.

5 Stars

Love it! March 17, 2012


Dayton, OH

The timer arrived fully functioning and in perfect condition. From its first use I loved it. I've always had a bad habit of dropping in a tea bag, walking away, getting distracted and often returning to a lukewarm cup. No more! I live in a tiny cottage, but even two rooms away I can hear the timer. I've enjoyed so many more perfectly brewed and steaming hot cuppas since I got this timer!

4 Stars

February 17, 2012


, IN

I really like this timer but I had to give it only 4 stars. I can barely hear it when it goes off. No, I am not hard of hearing but it is so soft that I have to hold the timer close to my ear to be able to hear it.

5 Stars

Awesome February 14, 2012


, AK

Very nice timer. I like that you can select other times as well as the pre-set times. Very handy.

4 Stars

Pretty nifty! January 19, 2012

Deb R

, DE

Very clever timer that works well and the lid does fit my tins perfectly. My only complaint is that the buttons are very tiny and sometimes it's hard to push the middle black tea button.

4 Stars

Great Timer! December 25, 2011

Keith C

Al-Udeid, Qatar,

The timer is fantastic, fits the top of a tea tin perfectly and when in place it doesn't really add any additional height than the normal lid. The timer gets 4 stars for coming to me with dead batteries and full of moisture. The batteries require a set of precision screwdrivers to replace. The moisture inside the case didn't appear to be water but some light machine oil. I was afraid the unit was DOA but after wiping it down and putting in fresh batteries it kicked on and works with out discrepancy. I would have suggest that the battery cover should just screw on to the timer so that the batteries would be easier to replace or at least use a larger more standard screw, but I'm certain that a set of batteries would last long enough that this really won't be an inconvenience.

5 Stars

Tea-lissish December 14, 2011

Don Marion

Washington, MI

Very handy timer, I allways know where it is, and it seals the tin tightly just like the original lid. I highly recommend this item.

5 Stars

Easy to use December 08, 2011


, MI

The timer is very easy to use. It has an auto-off function to save battery life.

5 Stars

The best timer October 25, 2011


Evansville, IN

I love, love, love this timer. It is now part of my tea making ritual. It also is perfect for timing meditations!!! It is fun, super easy to use.
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