ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Burned Tea, Good Tea, and Great Tea Part 1

Updated on February 2, 2017

Tea is one of the most ceremonious drinks enjoyed globally. For some, it’s another part of the daily ritual for starting, accentuating, or ending a day. Whether a cup of chair in the afternoon, chamomile before bed, or English breakfast in the morning, tea is important. It’s a wonder why so many tea drinkers and “aficionados” spend extravagantly on their tea of choice yet cuts corners on how they make it.

The Fragility Of Tea Leaves

Many tea lovers understand the difficulty in brewing the perfect cup of tea. Just having the proper tools isn’t enough due to the fragility of tea leaves. Still, some take shortcuts by simply using their microwave to heat up water. The issue lies in the uniqueness of each type of tea. Every tea has a specific temperature that maximizes flavor. Exceeding the aforementioned temperature results in a watery, lessened flavor that equals little more than a disappointed version of what could’ve been.
At the same time, using microwaves or non-quality kettles can result in the temperature of the water being too low. This can also limit the taste of the tea, resulting in the consumer being unable to experience the full-bodied flavor the tea leaves offer at their optimum temperature.

Source

The Right Kettle & The Wrong Kettle

Finding the right tea kettle is a must for anyone that consumes tea regularly. Thankfully, there are an abundance of options to choose from with a variety of manufacturers that swear by their standards of tea making ability. Whilst there is a certain nostalgia that accompanies using older kettles used by family members, friends, or purchase second hand, nostalgia doesn’t equal good tea. Taking the time to invest in a new quality kettle pays dividends.
The new generation of high-tech kettles that are available on the market have been designed to be water and energy efficient, whilst pinpointing the best temperature for brewing tea, without breaking your wallet. Not to mention, the new generation of tea kettles often feature a beautiful and simple design that can be as similar as old kettles to as unique as works of art.

Source

Steel Kettles & Precise Necks


There are a few options for buying quality kettles, however, using an electric kettle is generally regarded as the best option. A majority of electric kettles are cordless and made with stainless
steel, making them easily transportable or usable in a kitchen or room of any size without risk of damage. The stainless steel used in most electric kettles has the added benefit of holding in heat to ensure that water stays at the perfect temperature for long periods of time. The diversity in tea kettle necks can vary to the user’s choice. The difference in kettle necks is
due to the variations in pouring styles and precision from user to user. The other reason for variant kettle necks is that some are made to be multi usable for both tea and coffee. A precise neck is recommended for those that want to use a kettle for tea and coffee. A precise neck also assures a more controlled pour which can prevent the damaging of fragile tea leaves, whilst avoiding spillage for those with shaky hands.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)