Old Dutch Windsor Tea Kettle

Stainless Steel English 3 Quart

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Old Dutch 3 Quart Stainless SteelThe Old Dutch is a stainless steel Windsor kettle, styled after the English whistling kettles. Tea kettles basically boil water, but people can become very attached to their particular shape, design or individual whistle. They are often a functional ornamental item in the kitchen. To properly brew tea in an English manner, you should begin with cold, filtered water. Bring it to a boil and then remove it from the heat immediately. Pour a little of the boiled water into a tea pot and swirl it about to allow it to warm the vessel. Toss that water out, add fresh water from your kettle, and add your tea. Steep for a few minutes (to taste), then remove the leaves or bags to prevent bitterness. Pour and flavor.

But modern Americans shouldn't be concerned with strict adherence to English rules. If you'd like your own tea time, create one which fits your style. To make it an occasion, even for one, choose a special cup, a favorite variety of tea, and a snack that goes well. Small sandwiches or sweet treats are the norm at a formal party, but if you're not dressing in your best and putting on airs with your finery, make it a time to relax. Unwrap a storebought tidbit or go healthy and pair your tea with some fruit or yogurt. Build a ritual around your tea time and you'll come to look forward to that whistle and the little bit of happiness it brings. Think of it as a break away from your hectic day.

Compare this model with the KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials Tea Kettle.

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