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I know that with pu'er tea (not a green tea), they rinse and 'awaken' the tea with the hot water first - dumping out the first brew (seemed like a waste to me). They say the 2nd is good, but the 3rd cup and on is much better ! I never noticed the color of my green tea changing, but I must admit i like the second pot better than the first - when re-brewing ...


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If you are washing it every day, you should only need to use a kitchen sponge after beating out the leaves lightly. You should not need vinegar and should never use bleach, as bleach can cause many metals to rust. if this strainer was sold with the teapot, treat it like gold - sometimes it can be hard to find a strainer that fits in your tea pot PERFECTLY ...


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In Turkey, we have a two-pot system (çaydanlık) for making black tea. Lower pot is used to boil the water, while upper pot contains the loose tea. This helps the tea leaves to get somewhat conditioned before steeping. Boiled water is poured over the loose tea, then steeped for about 15 mins. The lower pot keeps the upper pot warm enough to help release ...


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From my brief experience, I put my tea bag in the pot, pour a cup of tap water (room temperature) and heat until the boiling point - this gets me a better tasting tea from cheap tea bags (English Breakfast, Earl Grey - or so said in the box). When I got loose tea leaves (Twinings Earl Grey and English Breakfast caddies) I tried the same and the result ...


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Other answers have mentioned the possibility of different colors of rock sugar, but just to be clear, the question is asking about this brown type of sugar from Teavana: There is also clear ("white") rock sugar (sometimes also known as rock candy or crystal sugar), such as this: As one other answer mentioned, rock sugar is often manufactured from beet ...


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I have no idea about what the absolute strongest teas are, but all three of the things you mentioned appear to have caffeine and antioxidant ratings here: Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls Green Tea Matcha Japanese Green Tea I suppose that establishes a rough ordering - matcha is strong, the imperial green is next, and the pearls are ...


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I bought the German Rock Sugar at Teavana along with my tea. I do prefer my tea with the German rock sugar. I have put it in with the leaves, and in afterward it brews. No difference. If using boiled water (as you should) it completely dissolves in the 3min I steep the tea. I would buy the german rock sugar again but not at Teavana, because of the price.


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Alright. I did it. I took photos, but it might be only later before I can upload them. The Equipment. Small macchinetta, enough for two small tea glasses. The Process. I put about half the height of the holding chamber. In retrospect, I could have gone even 2/3rd of the height. Edit: I just opened up the pot, to clean it up, it seems that my amount was ...


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Tip from Science: There isn't any doubt that vacuum is the best way to go. What could pass less heat from one side to the other than 'nothing' material. Air is good but not nearly as good as a vacuum. However, a true vacuum creates a lot of pressure on the mug walls because of 15lbs/sq inch of air pressing on the walls of the mug with no resistance from the ...



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