Do Tea Pods Have a Future?

In the spirit of full disclosure, I'll start by saying that I've never had a cup of tea that was prepared using a single cup brewing system. Which seems to be the preferred terminology used by some of the manufacturers of these devices. In the case of tea (coffee too), if you're not in the …

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How Precise Do You Want to Be with Your Tea?

Tea isn’t rocket science. You don’t have to be accurate down to the milliliter. A bit of icing on the fuel lines won’t lead to a catastrophe. But how precise do you want — or need — to be with your tea? Are you losing spontaneity and the flow of the moment? Or are you …

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Speed Tea Revisited

As I've noted many times before - though it certainly bears repeating - tea is often presented as a low-key, calming alternative to that other drink. You know the one. Though they both offer a kick thanks to their caffeine content, tea also contains a compound called theanine, which is thought to provide something of …

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5 Things That Can Make Your Tea Taste Great

Previously, I posted 5 Things That Can Make Your Tea Taste Awful, so you might logically think that this article would be about just not doing those things. However, while avoiding those things is certainly part of steeping great tasting tea, there are other steps you can take to assure the very best of flavor. …

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8 Things to Do While Your Tea Is Steeping

Tweedle-dee, tweedle-dum, how do you make the time pass more quickly while your tea steeps? Well, so far I’ve come up with eight things and am sure you’ll think of more. 1 Read Some Info on the Tea You’re Steeping You’re probably thinking that you should do this before steeping the tea. Well, yes, that …

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Do We Really Need 60 Second Tea?

Much has been said about the fast pace of modern life. So much, as a matter of fact, that I won't belabor the point by saying much more. I'm not one to sit around and wail and gnash my teeth about this sort of thing because we can all choose the pace at which we …

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3 Teas that Steep Up Best by the Potful

You probably have a teapot…or two…or three…or a whole bevy! So, why not put them to good use steeping up teas that are so enticing that you can drink them by the potful? “Great idea!” you say. I think so, too. Awhile back I wrote an article about “gulper teas” that could be drunk by …

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How Much Tea Do You Like in Your Tea?

Until just recently it never would have occurred to me to use anything more or less than the standard measure of leaves to prepare a cup of tea. But of course you can do just that, if you prefer. As I recall reading quite some time back, the measure of 2.25 grams per six ounces …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — A Sense of Life

Time to stare off into space and think deep thoughts as the kettle meets the heat on the stovetop and the water soaks that heat up. Soon will come the boil, but meanwhile, I indulge in introspections. As a kid, I used to get quite distracted by wallpaper patterns. Whenever there was a time when …

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Avoid the Strain of Tea Steeping with the 2-Teapot Method

Teabags. Infusers. Tea balls. Tea filter sacks. Yada yada yada. Skip all the strain of tea steeping with the 2-teapot method. I’d heard people mentioning using this method and thought it was worth a try. It still involves a strainer but not the strain. While many folks like the convenience of those bagged teas and …

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