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I learnt this trick when I was browsing the internet, but you add a little baking soda to your tea to make it smoother and less bitter.
While Rumtscho has a point regarding the ultimate effectiveness of the tea pot, looking at the picture you've posted, the teapot you're using is far from optimal with regards to the trade-off between brew strength and easy cleaning. Your basic teapot uses a mesh to keep the leaves from floating away: You can see how that would give a lot more exposure to ...
The infuser you have will not give you a good result because the holes are way too small for the water to properly circulate around the tea leaves. Replace it with a wire mesh infuser, or simply put the leaves in straight and then strain them out as you pour.
You cannot make it stronger with this style of pot. You are limited by Nernst's law: the amount of solute extracted from the leaf into the tea does not depend only on the amount of tea leaves, but also on the current concentration of solute in the liquid surrounding the leaves. If you make tea using loose leaves in a teapot, they float everywhere, with ...
Maybe you can try to put more tea leaves and perform tea-washing job (just several spoons hot water about 60-70℃ to clean the impurities on leaves).
You cannot "mask" bitterness, once a flavor is added to food or drink, it stays there. Sometimes people prefer to mix in other flavors which more or less distract them from the bitter taste. You'll know yourself best which flavor works for you, it is dependent on the person. Many of the common examples (like honey) don't work for everybody. The second ...
Are you using too much green tea? The tea bags contain massive quantities compared with the pinch that you would use if you made leaf tea? I wondered whether you might like white tea? You only need a very small amount to prepare it (half a teaspoon or a large pinch). You let the boiled water cool in the cup/pot before adding the tea. I find the taste ...
The average caffeine content of black tea is around 50mg/8oz. Green tea is much lower in caffiene, around 30mg. My guess is that you're trying to replace the caffeine kick of coffee, which is more in the 150mg/8oz range you specify. Further, you can increase the caffeine content of black tea simply by brewing it longer. Assam tea is particularly high in ...
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