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Cast Iron Kettle vs Electric Kettle for Matcha Prep

by vk2109 » Dec 29th 17 12:09 pm

Hello,
I wanted to ask if there is really a difference in taste when boiling water in a Tetsubin vs electric kettle when preparing Matcha ?
Any shared experience appreciated

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Vadim

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Re: Cast Iron Kettle vs Electric Kettle for Matcha Prep

by chingwa » Dec 30th 17 3:25 pm

In general, water from a tetsubin is "rounder" and a bit sweeter. This will be beneficial to all Japanese greens. For matcha, you might notice the differences less then a fine quality sencha. I suppose this is dependent on the grade of matcha as well.

However if you're making a bowl of top quality matcha then I would recommend using a tetsubin.

After using a tetsubin for my water for so long, I can't really go back to plastic boiled kettles, or, even worse, stainless steel stove-top kettles. Bleagh :D If you can't afford a tetsubin a good alternative might be a glass or clay kettle.