Survey: Do You Preheat Your Teapot?


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Our American readers are all off doing public service on Martin Luther King Day or getting ready to party tomorrow, so I can ask one of life's critically important questions of the rest of the English-speaking world: Do you preheat your teapot? My wife says that it is not worth even bothering to make tea if you don't pour boiling water into the pot for the sole purpose of warming it, then throw it out to make room for the tea and more water. Others would say this wastes the water and the energy used to heat it; John would even propose an eco-kettle that meters out the boiled water.

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