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Water temperature for tea: cooling your water down

By Kym Cooper. Posted

So you intended to watch the water come up to temperature, you were waiting to see those little crab eyes (see my previous post), and next thing you know, you have been distracted, and the water is bubbling away. So how do we get this water back to a desirable tea brewing temperature? There are a few different methods you could use to cool your boiling water down. It really depends on how desperate you are to make your cup if tea. Here are a few suggestions. Instant Gratification   Come to the rescue, thermodynamics. Thanks to a little bit...

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Water temperature for tea: avoiding the raging torrent

By Kym Cooper. Posted

There is no doubt that water temperature plays a critical role in the tea making process. Water temperature impacts the taste and aroma of what you experience in the cup. Water that is too hot results in an unpleasant, bitter tasting tea. Too cool and you end up with a listless, thin tea. Whilst every tea enthusiast will have an opinion about the correct temperature for brewing specific teas this post explores the practical side, how to get the water to the desired temperature for brewing tea. We use some ancient Chinese wisdom to avoid the endless raging torrent of boiling water that...

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