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I would have said it's because the teapot has a whistle.


  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    Maybe you are referring to a tea kettle?
    By the time the water goes into a teapot, it’s off the stove.—NBC
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,427
    But isn't the questioner is saying that he's boiling the water in the teapot?
    Retired and loving it.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,373
    edited August 2018
    I have an insta-hot, which probably means no self respecting Brit would have tea at my house (sorry Queen).
  • nibs
    nibs Member Posts: 500
    Twice boiled boiling water poured sharply over tea leaves in a warmed tea pot. If poured over milk one should ask if the drinker would like it poured long, or short.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,427
    @nibs I'm curious. Where do you live?
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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 20,725
    Not too hot for the green and white teas
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • willasdad
    willasdad Member Posts: 23
    Makes me think this is the same extraordinary effect that the dead man and the monkey harnessed to let people know the locamotive was coming to station. The steam whistleCertainly a better approach then pulling a pterodactyl tail to let ya know workday is over...Yaba Daba Do!!