I recently purchased a Breville Professional kettle. I am a lover of all gadgets, and could not resist a kettle that can boil to different temperatures and has a keep warm function.
- Variable electronic control
- 5 temperature control for optimal tea and coffee brewing
- Quiet Boil Technology
- Keep Warm function
- 1.7 litre capacity
- Fast Boil 2400 watt
- Cushion controlled lid
- Safety auto cut off and boil dry protection
- Non slip handle with stainless steel cover
- Brushed stainless steel body and base
- Clear view front water window
They make a clear glass one as well, but I have not yet seen it in South Africa.
What I have learnt is that different teas require different temperatures to bring out their optimal quality and taste. Here is the guide:
80˚ Celsius: all green teas – Arabian Night; Asatsuyu; Bancha; Ceylon Green; China Chun Mee; Darjeeling Green; Dragon Well; Genmaicha; Gunpowder; Gyokuro; Jasmine; Nepal Green; Peach; Sencha; Shincha
85˚ Celsius: all white teas – Apple; Black Cherry; Blackcurrant; China Yin Zhen; Coconut; Elderflower; Ginger; Lemon; Lychee; Mango; Orange; Strawberry
90˚ Celsius: most oolong teas
95˚ Celsius: all coffees as well as the following teas – Aasam; Ceylon; China Lapsang; Souchong; China Rose Tea; China Yunnan; Darjeeling; Earl Grey; English Breakfast; Indian Chai; Keeman; Nilgiri; Orange Pekoe; Passion Fruit; Russian Samovar; Vanilla; Viennese Blend
100˚ Celsius: all black teas – Aasam; Ancient Tree; Bagged Tea; Chai; Chamomile; Cinnamon; Golden Yunnan; Herbal; Hue; Lapsang Souchong; Lemongrass; Kenya; Peppermint; Pu-errh; Red; Rooibos; Spearmint; Whole Leaf; Wulong
12 thoughts on “Tea Temperatures”
Well I never!
We learn something new every day…
amazing isn’t it!
See now – I did not even know water could boil at different temperatures! Thanks!
amazing useless / useful bits of information to brighten your day 🙂
So when people say somebody could even burn tea, they are right!! Hahaha!
yup! see, another reason I had to get this kettle 🙂