We’re coming up to travel season, and unless you’re in Britain or Ireland, that means trying to make your morning cup of tea in hotel coffee pots. Yuck! No matter how much you clean those plastic reservoirs, they always make the water taste like coffee. If hotels just used electric French presses, we tea drinker wouldn’t have to endure coffee-laced water. But until they do, our best bet is to bring a travel-sized electric kettle with us.
Here are a few that you can get. The one with the best reviews seems to be the Travel Water Heater by Design Go that can be used in both Europe and North America. And if you just care about portability and want to stick something into a mug a water to heat it up, the Nordic Water Heater is probably more your cup o’ tea. You’ll just have to keep an eye on it to make sure you don’t burn the hotel down. In between those extremes, you’ll find travel kettles that can plug into your car or take up minimal space in your suitcase.