The power of silver

It can make my $3 huangjingui taste like $30 huangjingui.

Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a little, since the tea is still weak and a bit flat, but at the same time, I got the most incredible throatiness for what is certainly a mediocre tea today, and the only variable is the kettle used. For people like me who look for such things and appreciate them in tea, it’s a nice plus. The taste also changed a bit — cleaner, as I’ve mentioned before, and a little sweeter. Tetsubins can be heavy sometimes for the lighter teas, and huangjingui is on the light side of things.

And for those who remain skeptical — the difference should be obvious, not subtle. My friend who owns a silver kettle said the same when he first tried it — he thought it would only be a minor difference, but it turns out the changes are quite dramatic.

This, however, is not an endorsement to go out and buy a $3000 kettle. They’re not worth that much money.


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  1. This, however, is not an endorsement to go out and buy a $3000 kettle. They’re not worth that much money.

    Not so fast! If it makes $3 huangjingui taste like the $30 stuff, then you save $27 each time you use up a 100g package. So the amount of cheap HJG you’d need to drink to pay off the kettle would be only 11.1 kilos, a mere 111 packages. How long would it take to drink that stuff?

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