Wednesday, July 06, 2005

fig. 2 - The preparation begins: the hot water container (or "kettle" to give it its ceremonial title) should be filled through the spout rather than "faffing about" by taking off the lid. In fact, some masters of the English Tea Ceremony have NEVER taken the lid off their "kettle". Not even to clean it.


Blogger Paul Hewitt said...

This is so true. In Watford the water comes from underground resevoirs which means it leaves its lovely rich deposits of limescale. I encountered one of these the other morning and it was the size of a strawberry.

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