Tag Archives: kettle

Kettle Smackdown

During an idle moment I was looking at my çaydanlik, and for the first time it occurred to me that the lower pot, the kettle part, has a lid of its own. In normal use, of course, the upper pot … Continue reading

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This and That

My intention to hold a blog birthday celebratory session on Sunday afternoon didn’t go according to plan.

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Ikea Vattentät Kettle

My jury-rigged meat thermometer powered kettle works well enough for boiling smaller amounts of water, or when I want to accurately heat water to 80-85 °C for green, white, or yellow tea.

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Kettles, Carriages, and the Lunar Module

“Teaism….is essentially a worship of the Imperfect…” Okakura Kakuzō – The Book of Tea My Philips variable temperature kettle started to malfunction.

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Tea Techniques – Water

I think it’s important to remember that, from a purely practical point of view, the end result of any tea ritual has to be as good a cup of tea as possible. Let’s consider water. As tea-sage James Norwood Pratt … Continue reading

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