Tea, Taste, and Temperature

One day my breakfast sausage had grown cold on my plate while I was staring out the dining room window at robins, jays, etc., splashing in the birdbath. When I returned to my breakfast and took a bite of the sausage, my mind registered the difference in taste that the change in temperature made and …

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Some Like It Hot

During a vacation several years ago, I found myself fussing with an in-room electric kettle that insisted on turning off long before the water came to a boil. My traveling companion was cross, noting that he liked to drink his tea as close to "boiling hot" as possible. In the months that followed, I began …

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