OMG I HAVE A VARIABLE TEMPERATURE KETTLE WOOOO!!! Thanks, Nxtdoor!

Ahem.

Now that’s out of the way, I brewed this one up at 158C (as per my kettle! Eee!!), and it’s WAY nicer. Not bitter at all. The strawberry flavour is still super mild to me, but that could be due to the cold. Still not a super fan, but that’s because I’m not in love with most green teas.

So. Brewing at the proper temperature makes tea nicer. It’s also a LOT easier to brew tea at the proper temperature when you have a kettle that takes care of that issue for you.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/8/KitchenBath/2/Appliances/Kettles/PRD~0430284P/T-Fal+Thermovision+Digital+Kettle%2C+1.7-L.jsp?locale=en

It’s even on sale! Just make sure you CALL your local store and get them to put it on hold for you! My local store didn’t have it, so I called another and went there only to get the last one on the shelf! They said they had NINE.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

Lol Grats.

OMGsrsly

It’s exciting! Now my green teas and oolongs won’t languish in the cupboard unloved…

CrowKettle

That’s now on my list of things to pick up this week. Hope they have one in stock near me :)

OMGsrsly

The downside is it beeps a lot. It beeps when it reaches temperature, it beeps when you set it on the base, beep beep beep. It’s not too loud though.

MissLena

You will love your kettle! I am rather lost without mine when I go to my parents place now, I have to wait about 10 minutes for water to cool for greens/whites, no idea what the temp is when I do that, but I don’t want to burn them! Var. temps make life so much easier :)

OMGsrsly

Oh, you totally have a point! Oh well. My parents pretty much only drink black teas, and my mom uses bubbling-boiling water for everything, or else it’s “not hot enough.” Yeah. No wonder she doesn’t like green tea!

CrowKettle

The microwave in our apartment already does lots of beeping. No one will notice a kettle under that. :D

Nxtdoor

LOL. HOw did I miss this? Hahahaha. I love it. Glad you’re happy. I feel exactly the same way. I am now certain I am not abusing my teas. Am trying this tea for the first time today. We shall see.

OMGsrsly

:D I still love it. Especially the “keep warm”, because I can get up, stumble into the kitchen, put the kettle on, go get ready, then come back and make my tea! I think one of the Zojirushi water heaters would be awesome too, but this works well for me. :)

Cavocorax

I’m so excited to get mine! :O I hope there’s not a huge difference in quality in the $60 range for kettles. I’m not super big on researching. I just want it to work. (I’ll check the forums though)

OMGsrsly

I got this one because 1) Nxtdoor recommended it, 2) COLOURS! It lights up!, and 3) it was on sale. So happy with it so far. Just remember that to return stuff during the 1 year warranty at Canadian Tire, you need the box. So keep it with the receipt, just in case.

Cavocorax

Cool. I’ll remember that!

Sil

There were some stupidly good deals last year in kettles. I know. I gotmybreville for next to nothing heh.

OMGsrsly

I saw brevilles on sale for $189 I think last week. Still too expensive for me. :)

Sil

Naw mine was under 100 heh only reason it came home with me lol

OMGsrsly

Dude that’s amazing. The tea maker one?

Sil

Naw just the regular variable. The tea making one seems like and xercise in having to clean way more than I want to for the amount of tea I drink.

OMGsrsly

The only reason it tempts me is it has a timer and can have tea ready for me to stumble into the kitchen and drink when I first wake up. :D

Cavocorax

Yeah it’d be nice to have tea waiting for me, but I think it’d require too much cleaning too. :( Sometimes it’s hard enough to get the taste of the last tea out of my cup – don’t want to worry about the whole pot!

Cavocorax

I’m hoping to get one that’ll boil it to whatever temperature I want, while I’m in the shower, and then I can run out and start steeping my teas while I pack up my lunch/put my shoes on etc. Then I’ll still have time for my tea! (Because waking up 10 minutes earlier probably won’t happen)

OMGsrsly

LOL. The keep warm function is so nice. I basically do the same thing.

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Sil

Lol Grats.

OMGsrsly

It’s exciting! Now my green teas and oolongs won’t languish in the cupboard unloved…

CrowKettle

That’s now on my list of things to pick up this week. Hope they have one in stock near me :)

OMGsrsly

The downside is it beeps a lot. It beeps when it reaches temperature, it beeps when you set it on the base, beep beep beep. It’s not too loud though.

MissLena

You will love your kettle! I am rather lost without mine when I go to my parents place now, I have to wait about 10 minutes for water to cool for greens/whites, no idea what the temp is when I do that, but I don’t want to burn them! Var. temps make life so much easier :)

OMGsrsly

Oh, you totally have a point! Oh well. My parents pretty much only drink black teas, and my mom uses bubbling-boiling water for everything, or else it’s “not hot enough.” Yeah. No wonder she doesn’t like green tea!

CrowKettle

The microwave in our apartment already does lots of beeping. No one will notice a kettle under that. :D

Nxtdoor

LOL. HOw did I miss this? Hahahaha. I love it. Glad you’re happy. I feel exactly the same way. I am now certain I am not abusing my teas. Am trying this tea for the first time today. We shall see.

OMGsrsly

:D I still love it. Especially the “keep warm”, because I can get up, stumble into the kitchen, put the kettle on, go get ready, then come back and make my tea! I think one of the Zojirushi water heaters would be awesome too, but this works well for me. :)

Cavocorax

I’m so excited to get mine! :O I hope there’s not a huge difference in quality in the $60 range for kettles. I’m not super big on researching. I just want it to work. (I’ll check the forums though)

OMGsrsly

I got this one because 1) Nxtdoor recommended it, 2) COLOURS! It lights up!, and 3) it was on sale. So happy with it so far. Just remember that to return stuff during the 1 year warranty at Canadian Tire, you need the box. So keep it with the receipt, just in case.

Cavocorax

Cool. I’ll remember that!

Sil

There were some stupidly good deals last year in kettles. I know. I gotmybreville for next to nothing heh.

OMGsrsly

I saw brevilles on sale for $189 I think last week. Still too expensive for me. :)

Sil

Naw mine was under 100 heh only reason it came home with me lol

OMGsrsly

Dude that’s amazing. The tea maker one?

Sil

Naw just the regular variable. The tea making one seems like and xercise in having to clean way more than I want to for the amount of tea I drink.

OMGsrsly

The only reason it tempts me is it has a timer and can have tea ready for me to stumble into the kitchen and drink when I first wake up. :D

Cavocorax

Yeah it’d be nice to have tea waiting for me, but I think it’d require too much cleaning too. :( Sometimes it’s hard enough to get the taste of the last tea out of my cup – don’t want to worry about the whole pot!

Cavocorax

I’m hoping to get one that’ll boil it to whatever temperature I want, while I’m in the shower, and then I can run out and start steeping my teas while I pack up my lunch/put my shoes on etc. Then I’ll still have time for my tea! (Because waking up 10 minutes earlier probably won’t happen)

OMGsrsly

LOL. The keep warm function is so nice. I basically do the same thing.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

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