Friday, November 13, 2009

Kettle rings and kettle rest




Hi, everyone! I introduced how to rinse a large kettle the other day. When you handle the kettle, you use some accessories. They are kettle rings and a kettle rest. You use two rings to carry the kettle by putting them through lugs on the kettle. You use a wooden frame as a kettle rest at preparation room. Have a nice weekend!


2 comments:

  1. Does the inside of your teacher's kettle have rust? I am the one who has been commenting lately, who is studying Japanese tea ceremony in the USA. My tea teacher has a very very old kettle (hundreds of years old), and the inside is coated with a thick layer of brown substance. Of course, we don't rub it away, or touch it. But I have a new cheap kettle (made in China), and I have noticed it is starting to rust in a few places on the inside. I wonder if that will contaminate the water. Or maybe it doesn't matter very much? It seems inevitable that it would rust a bit since we just air dry it on the inside...

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  2. I’m still learning The Way of Tea and I don’t know much about kettle maintenance. But, my master says that if kettles have got too much rust, she will take them to tea ware shop for repair. She was not so sure about the contamination but she said it may not be so harmful for your health but it just does not taste good. There are many different opinions regarding the maintenance and treating kettles and I’m not really sure what is correct. I want to learn more^^

    JFYI: After use, she rinses the kettle with the remained hot water and she air dry it with its remaining heat. So, she says it doesn’t take much time to dry. Also, she sometimes uses the hearth with a very small remaining charcoal to warm it up a little bit. It helps faster drying. (You can’t heat the empty kettle on strong fire. It will damage the inner coating.)

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