But if you’re not at home or your kettle is on the fritz, there are some tricks you can try so you can still enjoy a fresh pot of tea, even if you’re without one of your most important tea making tools. Of course, you’ll still ne… Water heated in a microwave just isn't the same as when it's heated in a kettle, scientists in a new study said, confirming what many tea-drinking Brits have known instinctively for years. There’s something special about brewing your own tea in the comfort of your home, first thing in the morning. You break out all your tea tools, brew your tea, and sit down to a cup of hot tea on your balcony.