Rohais Belrose Tea Kettle May 08th, 2017 - 06:59:14
People who are not regular tea drinkers sometimes get the various bits of tea terminology confused. You would be amazed at how many times I have heard others get all mixed up when it comes to tea kettles and tea pots. They use the terms interchangeably, and it`s enough to make a true tea connoisseur react as if hearing fingernails run down a chalkboard! Tea pots and tea kettles can sometimes look a lot alike, and maybe that`s why the confusion got started in the first place. But these two items are most definitely used for different functions in the tea lover`s world!
A few tips on buying the right tea kettles that would satisfy your need. First of all you need to know what size, type and design etc you want to buy. Next up, you will need to short-list the manufacturing material that you want in your kettle, like copper, stainless steel etc. A stainless steel kettle is known for its beauty but since the material is thicker, it takes time for the tea to boil. Whereas, in the case of copper kettles, since copper conducts heat very quickly, you would need only a medium amount of heat to make your tea. Also, people prefer the old and worn out look of copper. Cast iron is also used to make kettle, but the down point is that it has a high chance of rusting, so look out for that.
Around the 18th century, all sorts of designs, shapes, and sizes came on the scene, made of different materials than ever before. You could find tea kettles made out of bone china, porcelain, stoneware, and various metals. As time went on, tea kettles seemed to match whatever art was popular at the time. Nowadays, tea kettles come in just about any size you can think of as well as almost any design you can come up with... and a few that might surprise you! You can find tea kettles that are shaped like a cat, an apple, a cow, a strawberry, or even a heart. But amid all of these colorful and fun shaped tea kettles, the tea purist only has eyes for one type of tea kettle, and wouldn`t dream of using one made of any other material.
By the time we reached the 20th century, various forms of kitchen and cookware had come and gone, but the tea kettle and the tea pot were two utensils that had not faded into the background of culinary history. Instead, they had become even more useful and indispensable.