Tea Taste-Killers

Wondering why your tea is tasting strange all of a sudden? Here are some common tea taste-killers along with suggestions for their elimination: 1. Your Palate: If your tea is suddenly tasting funny or "off," it may be that something is affecting your palate. Oftentimes this can be something as simple as toothpaste residue, mouthwash, …

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Stove Top vs. Electric Kettles

Are you in hot water? By that, I mean, “How do you heat your water for making tea?" Tea experts have told us that boiling water is the best way to get the richest, most flavourful tea, and that piping hot water is the way to rapidly infuse the tea leaves with moisture so as …

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Tea Product Review: Copco’s Tea Therma

It’s National Hot Tea Month. What better time to review a tea product? New products for preparing and enjoying tea are coming out everyday. Recently, I was asked if I wanted to try one of these products and, thinking it would be a good way to help out fellow tea drinkers, I said “Sure!” They …

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Tea Moments — Remembering a Thanksgiving Past

By A.C. Cargill The holiday season is fast approaching, starting with Thanksgiving, a time of year that fills people with memories both good and bad. For me, Thanksgiving is always a bit harrowing, since cooking and entertaining has never been my forté. As I sip my tea, a particular memory comes to mind. Early in …

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Breaking the “Rules”

There have been a lot of posts talking about the proper way to brew tea.  All of them basically giving the same basic ideas, sometimes slightly different with brew times or temperatures , but what happens if you throw the rules out the window all together? I know many people whose ideas on how to …

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Tea-Timing!

Don’t you hate it when you carefully prepare a pot of tea, and then ruin it by over-steeping? Whether caused by simple forgetfulness or misjudging the amount of time that has passed, “losing” a pot or cup of tea is incredibly frustrating. Careful timing is also essential to the experimentation necessary to get a really …

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