I grew upon the east end of Long Island, New York, but my family came to America from England. More specifically from Coventry. Needless to say, I grew up drinking tea. But with the invention of the microwave, I have spend the last twenty years heating up my water by nuking it, then dropping in a tea bag.
Grandma also frowned upon this method of making tea. Her tea needed to be made via a kettle. Who has time for that? So every day I nuke my water, drop in the bag and off I go.
Well, this does not work when your camping, so I bought my fist kettle in about twenty years. I tested it at home and BEHOLD!
My, God! The sound of the kettle whistling brought back sooo many memories of my childhood. I put the tea bag in the china mug and poured in the water, let it sit and then took a sip. It was like a taste of heaven! How could a kettle change the taste so much?
Tea is just 100 times better when brewed the old fashioned way, now I understand why grandma frowned so often and why she made my mother buy a kettle for when she visits.
Above is my new kettle, I had to buy another one for camping, because I prefer the time-honored way of brewing! I am positive that my friend Charles The Blog of El Director! will understand what I am talking about. That is if he doesn’t yell at me for nuking my tea!
So remember. Time honored brewing is 100% better 🙂