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Celebrating International Tea Day with a Quiet Cuppa

Friday May 21st is International Tea Day.

“As the nation’s most loved beverage, it’s no wonder that National Tea Day has become a firm fixture in the media calendar”, states National Tea Day, who this year, are honoured to support Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity, to help bring people together over a cup of tea. Together, they’re raising awareness around the benefits of sharing a cup of tea with friends or family to talk about whatever’s on your mind.

At Quiet Mark, we raise a cuppa to that! Of the 1,000+ Quiet Mark certified products listed on, Quiet Kettles are the perennial favourite, always attracting more visits than any other of our 60+ categroies.

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Listed below is a selection of kettles that have passed rigorous acoustic lab tests and achieved Quiet Mark certification. When consumers see the distinctive Q logo on a product, they know it’s amongst the very quietest and most pleasant sounding available on the market

Dualit Classic Kettle


The multi-patented Classic Kettle features a ground-breaking replaceable element that lengthens the lifespan considerably, whilst the Whisper Boil™ drastically reduces unwanted boiling noise. The Dualit Classic Kettle is available in a selection of finishes and is fitted with a superfast 3Kw element, making for quick boiling time. Two measuring windows with cup level and litre indicators help you to only boil the amount of water required from one cup to 1.7 litres.

Breville Curve VKT117 Jug Kettle


With its easy-grip lift-off lid and 360° rotational base for use with either hand, the Breville Curve VKT117 Jug Kettle is a practical kitchen companion.

In addition to being functional, the VKT117 Jug Kettle looks good on any kitchen counter with its bold textured gloss white finish and polished chrome accents.

The 3000 W concealed element lets you boil water in a flash while its 1.7-litre capacity makes it suitable for a busy household.

Lakeland Mirror Kettle


Bring some glamour to tea-break time with this beautiful Mirrored Kettle. With a stunning mirrored finish when it’s turned off, but just enough visibility to check your water level, switch it on and watch as it glows a lovely bright blue colour while it’s heating. Practical and good-looking, it makes an eye-catching addition to any kitchen.

This gorgeous kettle has a 1.7 litre capacity – perfect for making lots of cups of tea or coffee! The blue LED lights illuminate when the kettle is switched on and then shut off when the water has boiled, allowing for optimal temperature regulation. The kettle is easy to fill through the wide opening at the top via the flip-top lid, and has useful measurements on the side of the glass chamber so you can fill it up to the level you require, without wasting energy boiling more than you need.

This attractive kettle has a soft-open lid, which allows the steam to escape gradually, and a cool-touch handle, making it safe and easy to handle.

Sage Tea Maker™ Kettle


Different tea varietals require different temperatures and steeping times to bring out their unique flavours and aromas. Simply press a button and watch as the basket descends gracefully into the water. Set the timer and wake up to your favourite brew.

Tower Bottega 3KW 1.7L Stainless Steel Kettle


Boil your favourite hot beverages in no time with this 3kW kettle, in a contemporary black and rose gold finish. Equipped with quiet boil technology, you can boil drinks with minimal noise disruption within open living spaces.

Its 1.7 litre capacity can provide up to 7 cups from one fill, while its 360 degree base makes it suitable for both left and right handed use. The boil-dry protection and automatic cut-off safety features make this kettle reliable and practical for everyday use.

Quiet Mark is the international approval award programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation (est. 1959). Conducting expert acoustic testing and verification of products Quiet Mark has over the past 9 years driven change in manufacturing worldwide to prioritise noise reduction within the design of everyday machines, appliances, technologies and house build materials, creating the first one-stop platform for third-party approved noise reduction solutions for every living space to health and well-being.

Through specialist acoustic measurement and product assessment, Quiet Mark identifies the quietest products in over 70 product categories giving consumers and trade buyers a more informed choice about the sound levels of the products they buy. The Quiet Mark scheme drives designers and manufacturers to reduce sound levels of their products enabling households and workplaces to rebalance the soundscape reducing stressful unwanted noise.

Quiet Mark has established a unique alliance of partnerships with leading retailers who are helping shoppers to find the quietest appliance technology available on the market including John Lewis & Partners, Argos Sainsburys, Currys, Dixons, ASDA, Lakeland and British Independent Retailers Association.

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