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Glass Tea Kettle
Tea is one of the oldest beverages around. It originated in China where, according to legend, no less than an emperor of a great dynasty first discovered how to utilize the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant to make this wonderful, healthful drink.
Today, there are many kinds of tea, including 'true' tea (those made from the tea plant) and herbal tea (those made from other plants valued for their herbal properties). The methods of drinking tea has also undergone several changes through the years. From the traditional method of letting loose tea leaves steep in hot water, we now have tea bags available to make tea in the quickest, most convenient way possible.
But no matter the kind of tea you drink or your preferred method, the aromas and tastes of tea that fill your senses are made possible with the right equipment. That is, your tea kettle.
As there are many types of tea, there are also many varieties of tea kettle available. Often, they are broadly categorized according to the material they are made of. Hence, you have stainless steel kettles, brass, copper, and of course, glass tea kettle.
Out of all tea kettle materials, glass is the most lightweight. It also the easiest to clean since glass has a smooth surface and is not prone to sticking. Moreover, if used properly, glass tea kettles can also be very durable, lasting for a number of years.
Glass tea kettles tend to be very stylish. Kettles made of glass available in the market often have modern designs, featuring funky styles or something that is closer to the traditional style of standard tea kettle. Either way, they are a great addition to the kitchen table or even as a centerpiece in your receiving room.
Some manufacturers may also feature minimalist designs in their glass tea kettle. Perhaps the best thing about glass tea kettles is their mutable character. The material goes with almost all shapes and styles, depending on your preference.
Glass tea kettles have their obvious concerns. First is its durability. While there are glass tea kettles that can last for a number of years, precisely because they are made of glass make them prone to breakage. To prevent losing your glass tea kettle too soon, certain delicate handling procedures have to be followed.
When boiling water in glass tea kettles, it is recommended that you place a piece of metal between your stove and the bottom or base of the kettle. In other words, sandwich the metal between the stove and the kettle in order to avoid direct contact with the heat source as direct heat contact may lead to cracking of the glass.
Also, when using your glass tea kettle, be sure not to allow the kettle to dry up. This will not only cause staining at the base that is difficult to remove but may also result in cracking of the glass.