Friday, December 12, 2008
Quirks R Us
Tonight I made myself a cup of tea. The the tea kettle started whistling. As it did, I realized that I have developed this quirk in my tea making.
Some years ago, I read that when you make tea, it is supposed to be boiling water that you pour over your tea. The same article said that Americans don't know how to make/serve tea. The water is never hot enough.
Ever since then, I will not turn off my whistling kettle until my cup is warmed (a whole other quirk) and the tea bag in place. If I haven't prepared the cup while the water is heating up, I just leave it whistling until I am good and ready.
Now, I know perfectly well that 30 to 60 seconds is not likely to make a difference in the tea. But if I turn it off before the cup is ready, the water won't actually be boiling.
That's just silly.
What about you? Care to share a quirk or two?