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Re: Scalding the pot

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Posted by Helpful Hal on February 08, 2003 at 13:18:22:

In Reply to: Scalding the pot posted by Mogli on February 08, 2003 at 11:33:42:

As far as I am aware the reason for scalding the pot, even moreso with an earthenware teapot, was to warm it up so that the tea will brew better. Tea made in an unscalded pot tends to cool much quicker as the heat transfers from the water to heat the vessel to a similar equalised temperature.

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