Saturday, June 23, 2018

OXO On Adjustable Temperature Electric Pour-Over Kettle

I had two bonavitas, one in each size, and was pretty unhappy with the 1.7L.
though my 1L has a bit of rust, the 1.7L had several problems.
the 1.7L was extremely loud, the kettle itself was too tall to fill in my sink at home, and then to top it all off, it leaked from the handle when heating water.
so I returned it.

instead of buying another bonavita, as even the 1L hasn't been 5 stars, I bought an oxo one this time.
it is small enough to fill in the kitchen sink here at home, and though the lid doesn't go on as securely as the bonavita ones do, I don't feel like it is loose enough to come off inadvertently.
the kettle is also small enough to fit in my cabinet so it won't get dirty when we're using the stove.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

ginger & liquorice

I've been sick and was browsing when I came upon this tea.
to my surprise I'd already ordered a sample, so I brewed it up this afternoon.
I'm not sure if it's because I'm sick, but it was just too spicey for me to enjoy.
def gonna order another sample and give it a try when my throat isn't so raw from coughing constantly for several days =/

steep time: 5 mins
steep temp: 208ยบ F
added: some agave nectar