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A Good Cup Of Tea

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/06/04/microwaving_water_for_tea_why_are_the_results_so_lousy.html

Electric kettle or stovetop, doesn't matter. Just boil the water. None of that microwaving water for tea. Yucch. (Also, though the article doesn't mention it, making tea out of water that you've heated for coffee is a baaaaaaaaad idea.)

. . . I think I might need a cup of tea soon . . .

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elliska
Jun. 5th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
You know, I never realized how important heating the water properly was until my husband made me tea. His is soooo much better than mine. I totally paid attention after that.
frenchpony
Jun. 5th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
I remember the light bulb going off in my head when I first learned about the different temperatures for coffee and tea (I'm not a coffee person, which is why I didn't realize it at first). But once I figured out that coffee water usually isn't boiled, and that restaurants pour the tea water out of the coffee water heater -- ray of light and chorus of angels! Suddenly, I knew why restaurant tea is so terrible and homemade tea is so good!
dot_o_choillmor
Jun. 5th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
Come over here and I'll make you proper tea.
elliska
Jun. 6th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
I'd love to take you up on that! :-)
dot_o_choillmor
Jun. 5th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
Well, you telling me that they use water from the coffee pot to make tea over there was a shock to me.

Just get an electric kettle, people.

And as my mother always says - on the boil for tea, off the boil for coffee.

These things are important :-)
frenchpony
Jun. 6th, 2013 01:17 am (UTC)
The thing to remember is that there's a difference between American restaurant tea and American homemade tea. At restaurants, the tea will be universally terrible because it's made from the coffee heater. In homes, you just have to make sure they don't microwave the water, and you'll be fine.

I had an electric kettle once. Mom Pony gave it to me for use in my college dorm room. It lasted about ten years and then it died, so I replaced it with a stovetop kettle on the theory that the stovetop kettle has no moving parts and will probably last longer than a small electrical appliance would.
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