I have been reading blogs where people set up coffee stations on their counter. Coffee cups, pots, cute utensils, different things to add to coffee...it all sounds so enticing. I have toyed with the idea of getting a Keurig coffee pot. We've had coffee pot after coffee pot....Bunns, Mr. Coffees a big one and a little one, Cuisinart, Chemex, percolators and on and on. I thought that finally I had the answer...a Keurig where we can have both tea and coffee at the same time and not fool around with two different appliances. Then I checked the price of the pot and the little K cups. Not worth it in my estimation. I don't even know if we would like this. Wish you could try one out without buying it :) Now, up in my cupboard I have a tea kettle that I'm not using. It's electric and plastic. It heats water in an instant and it pours safely. I used to use it all the time and it worked well for me. Then I started hearing about how it's not good to drink water that has boiled in plastic. BPA's are released in water. Maybe at my age, I shouldn't have to worry about this, but everytime I used that kettle, I was concerned and didn't really enjoy the drink or whatever I used the water for. So, I put it away a couple of years ago and went back to my old way of heating in the microwave. We seem to want everything in an instant these days. When I make Joe's coffee which we set up the night before, I want my drink done at the same time. No waiting for the tea kettle to boil. I bought my daughter an electric tea kettle a year or so ago. She loves it. I decided to buy one for myself and started researching them. They are all prices. We found one, that had all the features we wanted, at Walmart. $29.95...only one left. So Joe bought one and brought it home. It's made of stainless steel....and boils water so quickly. I think I'm going to like it. My first cup of tea, using the kettle,was one by Stash...cinnamon, apple, chamomile tea. Very good. Then I tried a licorice flavored one...yuck, and I love licorice! Thankfully, I only had two packets of these in the assortment.One of my favorites are the Bigelow teas. I used to love going to a restaurant in Geneva, Illinois...where they brought out a wooden box filled with different kinds of tea for me to select from. It seemed quite elegant.I'm a big believer in ginger tea for when I have a cold. I'm trying now to develop a habit of drinking tea first thing in the morning. I want to look forward to that first cup, like coffee drinkers do. I'm going on 74 years of age...it's about time I develop that habit I think.