Super-heated Water and Tea Flavor

The problem with boiling water for tea in a microwave, something that many tea aficionados abhor, is mainly the problem of “super heating.” But what is this and does it impact the flavor of the tea steeped using it? According to an episode of “Good Eats,” which hubby and I used to watch a lot, …

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Tailoring Your Tea to Your Water

Different regions have different types of water. This may be an obvious thing to point out, but since water is essential to drinking tea, this simple statement has implications for tea lovers everywhere. As our editor pointed out in a recent article, your water could be the reason that your tea didn’t taste quite like …

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Too Steep?

The preparation of a fine cup of tea is a process that relies on a large number of variables. But you could safely narrow these down to the four most important. Paramount among these is the quality of the tea. If you start with bad or lackluster tea, you can hardly expect to wind up …

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The Importance of Water

I'm sure this won't be the first time you've seen a discussion about the importance of using the right water for tea. In fact, there have been similar posts on this very blog, but it's an issue important enough to bear repeating. Tea is, of course, largely water by volume, so it makes sense that …

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