Are you still working with a stovetop kettle after all these years? Get with the times. Electric kettles are a thing, and they are way better than the old-school teapots. You can actually control how hot you want your water to be for every conceivable situation.
If you are ready to make the jump but don’t know what kettle to get, then you need to see this. It’s the Epica 6-temperature electric kettle, and it is 58 percent off.
Whoever wrote the description for the kettle raises a good point: “White tea, green tea, black tea … there’s an ideal water temperature for steeping each of these varieties to bring out their best flavor without bitterness or scorching. And almost all of these temperatures are below boiling point. So why would you use a basic kettle that can’t do anything but boil?”
I don’t have an answer to that to be honest, and yet I still rely on a basic kettle. That’s about to change, especially since this normally $95 kettle is available for just $40.
The kettle has a cumulative score of 4.6 out of 5 stars, which is quite good, since the overwhelming majority of reviewers gave it the perfect 5 out of 5.
Also, for those of you wondering what temperatures you should be boiling your water at, here’s a nice little life hack:
Lower temperatures protect delicate leaves, higher temperatures extract maximum flavor from cured leaves. Simply select your optimum setting: 160°F for white teas and Japanese steamed green teas 175°F for Chinese roasted or fired green teas 185°F for oolong teas 195°F for French press coffee 200°F for herbal and fruit teas 212°F for black, pu-erh and red teas
You learn something new every day.
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