Not descaling until it is a problem probably avoids the discomfort of adjusting to water that will taste different. Someone becomes habituated to the tastes of their water from a scaled-up kettle, removes the scale, and now the water doesn’t have the same characteristics and seems unpleasant. They will likely grow accustomed to the flavor produced by their cleaned kettle after a half dozen sessions. And the process repeats.
i just did it because i was bored.botlofchaz wrote: ↑Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:29 pmDid you descale your kettle because it wasnt functioning properly? I've read in a couple of places now that descaling can affect the characteristics of tea and therefore should not be done. The last place I read that was on Hojo's website... whether there is any validity to it, I'm not sure. But curious to hear if there are pros/cons to descaling.
i agree. mine's already improving after several refills. i would say that not all of it is habituation to the new state of the kettle, though. the first few sessions were objectively bad, and i think that's just how it goes when you descale a stainless kettle.