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answered Sour butter from freezer?
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comment Sour butter from freezer?
Both were foil - Kerrygold and Plugra.
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comment Masking the grass flavor of green tea
Jasmine tea is the bomb and transcends both of its ingredients, in my opinion. No taste of grass.
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comment Loose-leaf tea: specifics of re-steeping multiple times?
Thank you for the thorough rundown! It looks like I was mistaken in regards to raising the temperature; that's good, because it means I can just keep the hot water in my vacuum flask instead of having to boil and cool an entirely new batch of water for each infusion. When brewing for multiple infusions, do you generally use less water per "cup"? (My own teacup is approximately equivalent to a standard cup in volume, and I expect that it's probably too much.) Also, how much longer is each successive infusion? A few seconds? 10? 30?
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comment Loose-leaf tea: specifics of re-steeping multiple times?
That's a weird assessment to make. Practically every great tea shop or website I've visited has had in-house suggestions for brewing times and temperatures. I mean, why wouldn't they? They're the experts!
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comment Loose-leaf tea: specifics of re-steeping multiple times?
@jbarker2160 I always follow the vendor's brewing suggestion to the letter. If it says 2 minutes at 170, I wait until the water gets to exactly 170 and then brew for exactly 2 minutes. After the first brewing, it always tastes either watery (if I vary by at most few degrees and seconds, staying close to the original numbers) or bitter (if I go all the way to 190 and 3 minutes for example), with no sweet spot in between. It's as if all the good flavors are "spent" during that first brewing. I'm not sure how I could be doing it "wrong".
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comment Loose-leaf tea: specifics of re-steeping multiple times?
Oops, you're right, my math is off. What I mean is, if I'm brewing 3 cups with 3 tsp of tea, should I instead use 1 tsp * 2 (as per question 1) and infuse 1 cup 3-5 times (possibly decreasing the amount of water each time)?
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comment Should good prosciutto be refrigerated?
Nah, it's just me pigging out. :)