Heating water for a cup of tea has come a long way. So have Tea Kettles. In the beginning water was heated in cast iron pots. In time this had evolved into a stovetop kettle , and later the electric kettle.
For many Tea Lovers a Kettle on the stove can be a very comforting site.
You may have been blessed with a hand me down from a family member, or a new one you've purchased yourself.
A Kettle for heating water is essential to a good cup of tea. In today’s modern kitchen we generally
have two choices:
Electric Kettle and what I like to call a Whistling Stovetop Kettle.
If Electric is the way you want to go, there are many to choose from. You have a choice of stainless steel or glass. There are even plastic electric kettles or hotpots as I like to call them.
The thing you need to decide before acquiring an electric kettle is how you’re going to use it. Green teas, for example, require a lower water temperature, as do whites and yellow teas
The water temp is important especially when brewing these types of tea. There are many kettles that have variable temperature settings. This helps to eliminate the need for a thermometer to continually check the water temperature.
There are also the dispenser type of appliances for heating the water and keeping it at a constant tempterature for use thoughout the day.
If thinking about buying one of these, carefully consider your needs and simple make a choice. Then get ready to brew
a cuppa of tea for your enjoyment.
Stove Top Tea Kettles
If the stovetop is your preferred method of heating water, there are many to choose from. Copper being the oldest metal use
to make a tea kettle. Then there are stainless steel, aluminum, and enamel tea kettles available.
Whistling kettles come in all shapes and sizes, and there are many to choose from. All work to heat the water for a nice
cup of tea. It is simply up to you and what you prefer.
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