In case if you use tap water to brew tea, after repeated use you will end up with hard water deposits on the bottom of the kettle. Actually, this is the normal process during boiling.
Anyhow, no one wants to see calcium and lime scale build up on the bottom of the tea kettle, but you should know that lime scale build ups can be easily removed with mild acids such as white vinegar and lemon juice.
And for this particular situation I have the perfect acid combo that will effectively remove any trace of lime scale from your tea kettle. Also, you can use it with confidence even for stainless steel tea kettle.
– 1 cup of white vinegar
– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
– 1 cup of water
Add the water and the vinegar along with the lemon juice. Put it to boil for 15 minutes, and then rinse the kettle. In case if the lime scale build-up couldn’t be removed, you can pour undiluted vinegar in the kettle and let it sit overnight.
The next day, rinse the kettle thoroughly with water.