My Home Office

and my Small Variable Temperature Kettle

My Home Office

and Small Variable Temperature Kettle

Working from Home

Greg Prine

Greg Prine

My tea drinking story is quite simple really. I work from home, have down for years as a freelance graphic designer.

My tea drinking story is quite simple really. I work from home, have down for years as a freelance graphic designer.

I have a home office, which I had built at the bottom of the garden and when I’m there – I’m at work.

Working from home suits me and I’m lucky to fit my work around family stuff.

Greg Prine

The Old Me

If your thinking about having your own home office, make sure you have running water plumbed in.

Having a running water and a sink meant almost complete isolation. Important while working. And the family new when “Daddy” is in his office he can’t play. 

Not so good was the instant coffee, which I drank by the gallon. I was getting big drums of the stuff from a cash-n-carry store.

The New Me

Something had to change. I met Hanna and she got me onto Chinese green tea.

At first, I wasn’t that keen. Coffee to green tea was like going from a burger to a salad. 

But somehow I made the transition. So now I’m a convert, an avid herbal tea drinker.

What about the coffee. I have just one black coffee at the start of the day. That’s my big cafine fix for the day.

My Electric Kettle with Temperature Control

Temperature controlled for Christmas
The Tea pot/kettle I would get today

Having tried green tea at Hanna’s place. I bought some tea leaves, Jasmine I seem to remember but it didn’t taste the same.

That’s when I learnt that making green tea is a more delicate art and that it’s all about temperature. 

I treated myself to a smallish variable temperature kettle. Nothing to fancy, no keep warm feature – just simple temperature controls.

Perfect – it made all the difference. I now have a stash of herbal teas and just a small jar of instant coffee.

My little kettle is still going strong but you can’t get them any more. I’ve placed a link to the small temperature control kettle that I would get/recommend today. 

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