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Best Electric Teapot for Under $25 for Boiling Water to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea
Tired of Wasting Unnecessary Gas or Electricity Just to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea?
The Aroma 1.7 L Automatic Electric Tea Kettle is the Perfect Solution
Now matter what your idea of the perfect tea is with this Aroma 1.7 L Automatic Electric Tea Kettle, you can boil your water quickly and use less energy than you would use boiling water on your stove. You can boil exactly how much you need for just 1 cup of tea for yourself, or several cups of tea (about 5) if you are entertaining. If you boil multiple cups of water, you can also save your extra hot water in thermos for later, so you don't have to use more energy to boil more water.
Whether you make your tea with your favorite tea bags, or you use the Teavana Perfect Cup Tea Maker and make tea from dried tea leaves, the Aroma 1.7 L Electric Tea Kettle is a great little addition to any kitchen.
It is simple to use. Just fill the water level up to the desired mark (the cup level indicator is under the handle) and push the on-off button down to turn the tea kettle on. The light in the switch will glow blue until you water is boiled, and then the switch will automatically turn off and the blue light will go out. Then you can either pour your water into your cup with your tea bag, or you can pour your water into your Teavana Perfect Cup Tea Maker and allow it to sit until your tea reaches your desired strength. Then just pull the handle on your tea maker and your tea automatically drains right into your cup.
A great addition to your tea, if you are entertaining, would be some tasty Russian tea cakes. Russian tea cakes are also a favorite in Russia with a morning tea or tea after dinner.
The Teavana PerfecTea Maker is the Perfect Addition to Any Tea Lover's Kitchen
The Teavana PerfecTea Maker
Any tea lover who makes tea from tea leaves rather than tea bags should have this handy-dandy kitchen accessory. This is the perfect thing for the person who enjoys making one fresh cup of tea for morning tea or after dinner tea. Just put your teak leaves in the Teavana cup, add boiling water from your Aroma Automatic Electric Teapot, and allow to steep until the tea reaches your desired taste level. When you are ready, just pull back on the handle and your tea will drain directly into your tea cup. Hot tea ready when you are, what could be better?
For the final piece de resistance, whip yourself up a batch of tasty Russian Tea Cakes (see recipe below). They are fattening, but they are delicious, so eat them sparingly. Please be advised the recipe below contains nuts. If you are allergic to nuts you can eliminate the nuts from the recipe. If you are entertaining, please make sure to tell your guests that these tea cakes contain nuts.
Some of the Best Teas on Earth Come From Russia
Best Russian Tea Blends
Whenever my wife travels to Russia to visit her family she always brings back a variety of Russian tea leaves. Whenever we entertain in our home, these teas are always a big hit. Russians love their tea so much that when you ride on the Russian rails, there is nearly always a Samovar at the front of every passenger car. A Samovar is a metal container used to boil water for coffee or tea, but in Russian that usually means tea.
You don't have to go to Russia to try a sampling of some of these great teas though, as they are available as a specialty item in various places.
Russian Tea Cakes Recipe from Betty Crocker
- 1 Cup Butter or Margarine, Softened
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup Nuts, Finely Chopped
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
The Russian Samovar
The Russian Samovar is commonly seen in Russian railway passenger cars. Russians love their tea and whenever Russians are traveling on the railways, you can be sure that there is going to be hot water available for making tea. The Russian Samovar is the traditional method for heating hot water for making coffee or tea. Normally Samovars use coal or charcoal as a heat source, and some of them have a container at the top to insert tea leaves, if the sole purpose of that particular Samovar is to make tea.
Samovars are also popular in many Middle Eastern Countries, but to find them in America one must go into a neighborhood where the population is mainly Mid Eastern or Slavic. Samovars have been around for hudreds of years. The first known Samovar that was actually manufacturered was "made in 1717." Source: Wikipedia There have been some Samovar like items that have been dated back "as far as 3,600 years." Source: Wikipedia.
Cooking Instructions Compliments of Better Crocker
- Heat oven to 400ºF.
- Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl.
- Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
- Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.
Nutrition Facts for Russian Tea Cakes
|Serving size: 1 Tea Cake|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Unsaturated fat 4 g|
|Carbohydrates 6 g||2%|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 55 mg||2%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Don't Forget There are Other Things You Can Do With Boiling Water Besides Make Perfect Tea
Other Things You Can Do With Boiling Water
- Make Oatmeal
- Make Coffee
- Make Baby Formula
- Make Instant Mac and Cheese
- Cook Raman Noodle Soup
- Make Insant Snow
- The Best Automatic Electric Tea Kettle for Under $25.00 is the Aroma
- Some of the Best Tea in the World is From Russia
- Russian Samovar is the Traditional Way to Boil Water for for Group Tea in Russia.
- Everyone Who Uses Tea Leaves to Make Tea Should Have the Teavana PerfecTea Tea Maker.
- Russian Tea Cakes Make a Tasty Addition to Compliment Any Tea-Drinking Occasion.
The Following Resources Were Used in Gathering Informaton for This Article
- Samovar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Russian Tea Cakes recipe from Betty Crocker
These buttery melt-in-your-mouth cookie balls go by many names in recipe collections, including Mexican Wedding Cakes. They always contain finely chopped nuts and are twice rolled in powdered sugar. This holiday favorite is one of Betty's Best!