Brewing tea more accessible with tea kettle

Tea Brewing — In order to brew tea the traditional way (or, as some may argue, the “right” way) it’s important to pay attention to temperature. It’s vital that you don’t exceed the specific temperature for the particular tea you are brewing. Every loose leaf tea has its own perfect brewing temperature that allows the leaves to release the unique flavor and aroma. It’s because of this reason why it’s important to have the right appliance/equipment for brewing tea. This is where Electric Teapots and Tea Kettles come in.

With the advent of technology (and also because of the fast paced life nowadays) tea lovers are now able to use new technological appliances for making tea. One of the the most important appliances is the electric tea kettle and Teapot. These electric tea kettle brewing appliances have made brewing tea more accessible and enjoyable for those new to tea, as well as seasoned tea aficionados. Loaded with features that allow you to brew the perfect cup of tea, a good quality, well-built electric teapot/kettle is essential.

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Check out this information from Tea Minded:

Key Features to Consider When Buying an Electric Tea Kettle Online

Total Capacity

Electric kettles can be bought with different capacities depending on your requirement. They range from 1 liter to 2 liters, but for most people the standard capacity for kettles is 1.5 liters. Depending on the number of people in the house/office/dorm room, a kettle can boil water to serve up to 3 or 4 people.

Time it Takes to Heat the Water

Users buy electric kettles for the quick heating effect. Electric kettles can heat water really fast with the good quality ones taking as little as 2 minutes. The less time it takes, the better it is.

Option to Keep Warm

A handy feature in an electric kettle is the option to keep the water warm. This is perfect as it allows you to complete some other work (or enjoy multiple steepings) while the kettle heats and then keeps the water warm. Some models are equipped to maintain the water temperatures for about half an hour to as long as an hour.

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I like this coffee grinder!

I like this coffee grinder. I has all the grind settings anyone could ever need, grinds consistently and evenly and is not too noisy. I use it to grind espresso which is a fine grind that requires a lot of consistency, and it does that very well with the right kind of bean.

It will not, however, handle oily beans. If you put an oily, deep roasted bean in it, it will jam constantly. Mine arrived in good shape, with no damage to the packing, but the chute was installed by someone who tightened the screws too much and is cracked on both sides and the wire that holds the portafilter underneath the chute holds it slightly to one side so my grounds tend to pile up on the right side and spill out before I have enough to fill the filter.

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Over all I am mostly please with this coffee  grinder. It seems sturdy and has functioned well on a daily basis for about a year now. And, if you don’t mind the drawbacks mentioned above, this grinder is probably the best coffee grinder for the money that you can buy. If you do mind the drawbacks mentioned above (or like oily, dark roasts) be prepared to spend more money. A good grinder makes all the difference in the world to coffee, and I personally am only sorry that I waited so long to buy one.

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Excellent espresso machine for a coffee lover

Excellent espresso machine. I love espresso and wanted to learn how to make them at home. This just about as much as I could justify spending. The next step up features double boilers and is more automatic, but start at 2X-4X the cost. Lots of research later and I decided to get this one. Very happy with this machine and would not hesitate to buy it again. If you’re new to pulling espresso shots there is a learning curve and some variables that you have to learn to control besides the beans quality.

More on espresso: The Sweet Home: Buying the best espresso machine grinder

However, that is precisely what intrigued me. I typically shy away from fully automatic things that take away the element of art and user control. I love to learn how and why things work and don’t work. After a little while, you’ll learn to recognize pretty quickly what you did wrong and why the taste is off. And you’ll also feel pretty good about yourself when you begin to consistently pull very tasty shots. This machine has not disappointed me anyway and exceeded my expectations.

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My favorite drink to wake up to

I have been a coffee drinker since high school. Even at a young age, the sound of the coffee maker and the sound of the alarm clock went hand in hand for me. I’ve always been slow to get going and, when I first discovered coffee, it was just the jolt that I needed. As high school gave way to college, and eventually to a career, my coffee drinking changed. I soon became a part of the Starbucks crowd. It was delicious, and they had so many more options.

Soon, coffee turned into Slim Mocha with steamed milk, Iced Chai Latte, and eventually espresso. I soon realized that espresso would wake me up faster than coffee ever did! I went from being a passable person in the morning, to someone that all my coworkers described as a morning person. The change was undeniable, and I felt certain that it was the espresso.

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Sadly, I realized my morning stop at Starbucks for an espresso, despite its perks, was a drain on my bank account. I was spending 30 dollars a week just on my morning beverages (A latte with a shot of espresso). I figured there must be a way I could do it more effectively. I had a coffeemaker at home and fired it back up. This part was simple. But I was still missing the extra jolt I got from my morning espresso shots. This was my big conundrum.

I had read all of the reviews, and most of what I read indicated that I would be getting an inferior product if I didn’t spend big money, and the whole reason I was doing this was to get out of spending money in the morning. Luckily, I saw some of the silly ads with Clooney and Devito for Nespresso. I’m not easily convinced by commercials, but it did make me aware of a brand I hadn’t looked into.

My next step was go to my grandmother. Grandmas know people in their retirement community that own almost everything ever advertised on television. Sure enough she had a neighbor with a Nespresso, who spoke very highly of it. Next time I went over for dinner at Grandma’s house, we stopped by her friend’s house for some after dinner coffee. The espresso maker got turned on, and my mind was blown. Espresso from this machine was every bit as good as what I was paying top dollar for at Starbucks.

When I did some more research, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I could buy it for only a couple hundred dollars. While no nominal fee, this was much cheaper than any of the luxury, top espresso makers I had previously perused. In the end, I bought this brand new espresso maker. I’ve saved over 1,000 dollars over the last 18 months, just by cutting out my daily trip to Starbucks. It saves me time, money, and I get to start sipping on my hot beverage before I even leave the house. I now love my espresso maker and have gotten many of my friends to join the espresso at home revolution.

 

Buying an espresso maker

Buying an espresso maker is one of the greatest decisions I have made in the office and brought a lot of benefits. I just used to read about how businesses have been able to make great progression just by having this machine in their businesses, but never paid much attention until I bought it. Since then I have been able to satisfy my customers as they wait to be served. This has made my business a great attraction because customers never get bored. This has improved their patience as they wait to be served. The other good thing is that anyone in the office has the ability to prepare fine coffee and other hot beverages without undergoing any form of training on how to use the machine. Here are other major benefits I have received by using the machine.

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Enhanced customer mood

Most customers get tired of spending a lot of time waiting and they tend to walk out before they are served. This is something that used to cost my business a lot of money in terms of sales. However, with an espresso machine in the office we have been able to provide a selection of delicious drinks for patient waiting to get the specific services they need. This has made my customers feel they get special treatment. The hot beverages and coffee offered to them have gone a long way in enhancing their patience too. The customers have developed a positive attitude towards the business which has gone a long way in boosting the profit.

Reduced office expenses

In the past I had employed staff who was responsible for preparing coffee for employees and other visitors. However, since I bought the machine, I have reduced this expense because no extra staff is required in the office because this is an automatic espresso machine in which no special skills are needed to operate. All what is required is to press a button or two and the machine does all the work needed. This has been good for me since now we can offer lovely drink to all customers without hiring a highly skilled barista. It is now possible for my staff to prepare beverages and the other good thing is that the machines are relatively easy to operate.

Provide ambiance

An espresso machine makes your office have a professional look. Giving a beverage to waiting customers has helped my business develop a great reputation. It makes my customers feel special thus keeping on coming back and referring others to our services.

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