The Do’s and Don’ts of Boiling Water for Tea

Those of us who like black teas — and we are legion — know the importance that truly boiling water has in relation to the steeping of those teas. There is an old joke that someone is such a poor cook, they can mess up even boiling water. We all laugh under the impression that …

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Boiling Water for Tea: Is It Just Water?

Understanding that tea is almost entirely water, it would make sense that water quality is imperative for making great tea. From making bread, beer, tea, coffee and nearly anything else, water quality is crucial. For instance, when baking bread, water which is too alkaline can inhibit the necessary chemical reactions needed to make lively bread. …

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