Monday, January 19, 2009

The kettle with the "green tea" button

Breville USA makes a variable-temperature electric tea kettle that not only saves energy but makes it easier to brew a delicious cup of tea: The kettle will heat the water up to the right temperature for your tea—there's even a "green tea" button—without boiling it. This improves the tea's flavor in two ways: By avoiding too-hot water and keeping flavor-enhancing oxygen in the water, which would otherwise be boiled off at higher temperatures.

And if you're planning to drink a rapid succession of cups of tea, there's even a "hold" button, so that the water will be at just the right temperature right when you're ready for it.

Sometime modern technology truly does make life simpler.

There's even a "green tea" button. I am impressed.

—Mellow Monk

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