Temperature Control Kettle

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Not many people realize that making hot drinks using boiling water from a kettle, is not ideal. The situation is not helped by the new breed of instant boiling water tap (which is 98 degrees centigrade, almost boiling water).

Most teas need very hot water to release the delicate flavors and subtle aromas. Boiling or near boiling water destroys these giving a bland hot drink. Then all the different types of tea become the same and are only differentiated by their color.

Perfect Tea

But the temperature at which it’s best for brewing tea has been well researched by the ancient tea makers and has been known for a millennium or more. Tea Brewing Chart

Elaborate copper vessels have been constructed, with long spouts. Where boiling water that’s inside reaches its ideal temperature as it cools as the water travels along the long a copper spout and into a pot with the tea leaves.

Electric Kettle with Temperature Control

But today we can take the guess work out and get to exactly the temperature required. Introducing the electric kettle with temperature control, like the ones seen here electric kettle with temperature control

With these kettles you set the temperature required and the kettle does the rest. Heating the water to the desired temperature. A simple idea but a very effective one.

These kettles also have an additional function, which is to keep the water at the desired temperature for a short period of time. This is useful when you need to heat the vessel used to make and brew the tea. Because the temperature will drop if that vessel is cold.

Old Balck Tea PotThe Steps to Make a Cup of Tea

Best to fill the vessel ( teapot or cup) first, with some of the hot water. Then, after one minute, pour that water away. Now the vessel is nice and warm, fill with the right amount of tea leaves then add the (kept at the correct temperature) water. Result a perfect cup of tea.

This may seem overkill for just making a simple cup of tea. But it really isn’t. It’s actually just a three step process.

  1. Warm water
  2. Warm vessel
  3. Brew tea

Another quite important point is that real tea. That is green tea/white tea have medicinal properties. These teas are known to be beneficial for good health. That benefit is lost unless the tea is made at the correct temperature.

Ideal Gift

So the variable temperature kettle is not really a luxury it’s a health aid too. It’s also great if you’re into herbal teas and you like great flavor.

Makes s perfect gift for this Christmas for anyone you might know that likes green tea.

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wireless charging iphone

smart phones

iphone Credo

The iPhone is a great cell phone, which just gets better with each release. And those of us that have bought into the iPhone, stick with it and don’t go go to any other brand.

Put simply, what’s not to like about the iPhone except maybe the price?

cell phone being used

Android Ahead

Like it or not Android phones are just as good as the iPhone. Some would say more innovative. But with an array of different models and different manufactures software on top of android, it can be a bewildering marketplace.

The iPhone gives us consistency and doesn’t introduce sudden changes. Get s new iPhone upgrade and you’re instantly familiar with it. You up and running on your new phone in no time.

cell phone

iphone’s Missing Feature

But there is one thing that bugs me, certainly on the older models and there’s s lot out there. And that’s wireless charging for iphone. Many Android phones have had this feature for a number of years and I already presumed Apple would follow. But so far they haven’t.

But there are third party solutions that fix this omission by Apple. The good news is that you don’t need to open the phone up, you won’t affect your warranty. And it’s all done within a minute.

Get Charging Wirelessly

So what is it and where can I get one. Try here wirelesschargerforiphone.com Basically, it’s a wireless charger that fits into charging socket on the phone. The other but bends over and sticks to the back of you phone and that’s it, done.

The bit that sticks to the back off your phone can pick up electricity, using something called induction ( you can read more here). That electric charge is then passed into the phone.

Now it’s not fast. But you want to get into the habit of always putting your iPhone on a charging pad. When you do that the phone is charging instead of running slowly down.

And that’s the big idea. The phone will always be ready to go when you are.

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Hi and welcome to my blog which is all about the home and food. The home is the center of our family lives and food is the heart of the home.

Anything to do with the house or the food we prepare for our family and that we feel is of interest, we’ll post here.

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