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New acquisition — 8 Comments

  1. Aha! Somebody finally asks the question 🙂

    The answer is — no, it is not a silver kettle. In fact, it’s a “pure tin” kettle. Purity is pretty high here — pewter will be a lot duller in character and not have the shine it does here. The little finial though is nephrite jade, which is nice…

  2. I’m sure this will be covered in later posts, but how does it effect water? I used to have a tin kettle that imparted a slight sour note to water if it was boiled for too long.

  3. @trentk – 

    I have no idea, actually, and will try it out at some point. I won’t be surprised if it affects water negatively — this piece was purchased mostly for aesthetic purposes. I didn’t really have tea making in mind.

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