I'm learning more about tea. For example, cut leaf tea gives up tannin more quickly than whole leaf tea. I've taken to brewing tea using a thermometer (about 180 F) and a timer (about 5 minutes) to try to establish a baseline from which to try variations. Should I get snooty with baristas if they don't know the temperature of the water used for tea?

- mark 12-02-2015 2:41 am

Liking the 180 F tea. Much less tannin. Since I don't have a 180 F whistle on the kettle, I pour boiling (or near boiling) water into a cup and dilute with a skosh of tap water. A smidgen will drop the temp too much.
- mark 12-02-2015 8:01 pm [add a comment]

i found this documentary very informative. and enjoyable for people with tea interests.
- bill 12-03-2015 8:28 am [add a comment]

cut leaf assam is my favorite
- steve 12-03-2015 8:54 am [add a comment]

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