Steep time is an online tea timer, which can trigger an IFTTT event via the Maker channel.
Choose one of the predefined types or set a custom time. Optionally you can provide your IFTTT Maker channel key and create IFTTT recipes triggered with the event name
Also you don't have to change all the settings by hand. Simply set the type of tea or your custom time via URL, e.g.:
for the black tea preset.
Additionally you can add your IFTTT key as a second argument like