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Old 01-16-2021, 02:04 PM
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How do you heat your water...
In a stove top tea kettle?
In an electric tea kettle?
In a sauce pan?
In the microwave?


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Old 01-16-2021, 02:10 PM
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Stove top tea kettle.
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:12 PM
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I use an electric tea kettle. In a pinch I use a saucepan because I don't have a stove top tea kettle anymore. (I replaced the last one with the electric one.)
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:16 PM
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For a batch of iced tea I heat the water on the stove in a saucepan.

For a cup of hot tea I microwave it.
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:20 PM
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Put the kettle on, wait impatiently, throw some PG Tips in the teapot, and grab the milk.


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Old 01-16-2021, 02:22 PM
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Revereware stove top teakettle.
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:28 PM
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I don't drink it very often, but I've been thinking about trying some of the ones I keep seeing pop up in my Trader Joe's FB group. It would be nice on cold evenings! When I do drink it I use the microwave. I understand that this is apparently seen as horrific to British people who drink tea every day . Sorry, I don't get the outrage. It heats up the water, no? And I don't have to waste time waiting for it or dirtying another appliance.
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:34 PM
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Stovetop tea kettle - The act of heating it up and pouring the hot water in the mug is soothing in itself
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:36 PM
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Electric tea pot
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:55 PM
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I get hot water through my Kuerig.


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Old 01-16-2021, 03:00 PM
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Iíll microwave it in a pinch, but I think it tastes different. I think thatís probably in my head though!
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:06 PM
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Stovetop tea kettle.
Hereís an article that says why this is better. (Science)
https://mashable.com/article/microwaving-tea-study/

But, if I make it, get distracted, and donít drink it right away, I will warm it up in the microwave.
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:39 PM
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Electric tea kettle.

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I understand that this is apparently seen as horrific to British people who drink tea every day . Sorry, I don't get the outrage. It heats up the water, no?
Yes, I have a British friend who is appalled by the haphazardness in the way Americans make tea.
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:48 PM
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Fresh water, stovetop tea kettle- full boil. I can taste the difference if it doesnít boil...
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:52 PM
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I use my Kuerig.
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:52 PM
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Keurig - so easy!
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:57 PM
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I use to heat tea in the microwave but I recently bought an electric teapot. Now I always have hot water brewing.
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Old 01-16-2021, 04:01 PM
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I've made tea in all the above ways, but now I just used the microwave.
Why?
1. It is quicker.
2. It tastes fine that way to me.
3. As far as the British thinking it's horrific, I could care less!
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Old 01-16-2021, 04:14 PM
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I used to have a tea kettle for the stove and I loved it. I've used an electronic tea kettle for the longest time. I'll also use the microwave if needed. I like the electronic kettle best, since I can have multiple cups easily. I also make hot chocolate (which I much prefer to tea ) with the electric tea kettle.
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Old 01-16-2021, 04:21 PM
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I usually use the microwave, but I have always been intrigued by the electric kettle. Does it keep it warm for a few hours?
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Old 01-16-2021, 04:38 PM
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Electric tea kettle. Dd's fiance is from the UK and does it the same way
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:20 PM
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Electric kettle.

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Does it keep it warm for a few hours?
No, it cools off the same way a stovetop kettle does but it's very quick to reboil.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:20 PM
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Electric tea kettle.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:25 PM
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I just use our Keurig. I put the tea bag in the cup and let the hot water run through the Keurig.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:33 PM
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Stove top tea pot. I like my tea very hot and prefer a full boil. I have found that the microwave seems hot but cools off quickly.

Some spice tea I make needs a second boil after steeping and adding milk. Then I use a pot in the stove.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:41 PM
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I use my instant hot faucet to make tea. I drink a lot of it this time of year.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:59 PM
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I use an electric hot water kettle. Very quick. Have a Hamilton Beach for two years. It is much faster than stove top.

This time of year, love my tea.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:27 PM
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I've always used the microwave, but I do own an electric tea kettle. Maybe I should give it a try!??!
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:59 PM
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I heat fresh cold water for tea in a stove top tea kettle. At school when I was working I used an electric tea kettle.

A sauce pan doesn’t have a spout for safe pouring of the boiling water. Plus, it would have been used for other cooking needs. A tea kettle should never be used for anything else but tea.

ETA..The water where I live is safe to drink right out of the faucet, and that’s what I use to make tea. No filter of any kind.

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Old 01-16-2021, 07:22 PM
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I have one but, if I remember correctly, the directions said to use purified water-but maybe I am not remembering correctly. I only tend to drink tea (or instant hot chocolate) in the winter months so I used the electric tea kettle a couple years ago but didn't want to keep having to buy bottled water.
Do you buy bottled water or use water directly out of the faucet?
If so, do you have some kind of water treatment or filter?
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:41 PM
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Do you buy bottled water or use water directly out of the faucet?
I know many appliances like diffusers and cpap machines state to use purified water. I'm not an expert, but I know when I use my diffuser or electric water flosser with tap water, it is much more prone to mold growth. Maybe that's why?
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:00 PM
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That's what I do. I redid my kitchen last year and love, love the instant hot water faucet. How did we get by before it?
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:52 PM
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It heats up the water, no?
No? The microwave tastes different!
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Old 01-16-2021, 09:15 PM
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Electric tea pot!

If I'm in a hurry sometimes the microwave.
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Old 01-17-2021, 04:03 AM
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For speed, the microwave. Never really thought about a full rolling boil to help makes sure it stays hot. My DH is the true tea drinker. Me on occasion.
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Old 01-17-2021, 04:49 AM
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I use a tea kettle on the stove. Once it boils, I pour it over the tea bag and let it steep for 5 full minutes. I actually set a timer!
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I love the instant hot! I grew up with one in my house and put one in as soon as I moved out. My husband had never heard of it and thought it was pretty handy. I love it for filling a pot of water to boil, too.
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