Some Thoughts on Tea Steeping Instructions

Hundreds and maybe even thousands of articles are written on how to steep tea. Plus a ton of videos. Even so, new information always seems to pop up in discussions with tea-loving friends online. A recent incident prompted me to put down some thoughts on tea steeping instructions, and I hope you will excuse any …

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Forgetting to Time Your Tea

Forgetfulness is not the exclusive province of the elderly. At least that’s what I keep telling myself, and thus am assured that being forgetful is not a sign of being over the hill. Many people — even some decades younger than me — forget things due to their busy lives, including attending to their children. …

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Thinking Outside the Teapot

Get ready to think outside the teapot. There are other ways to steep your teas. It’s time to explore a few of them. Just as the most creative and imaginative people tend to “think outside the box” when they are facing a tricky issue or new situation, you can approach tea steeping with the same …

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Making a French im-Press-ion on Tea

French presses are becoming all the rage for gourmet coffee drinkers — but what about tea? We tea drinkers like the gourmet touch when preparing our fine teas just as much as coffee drinkers like it for their fine coffees. Can we use a French press, too? Sure we can, at least that’s the opinion …

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