Mudcat Café message #2514983 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116927   Message #2514983
Posted By: Bill D
14-Dec-08 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Tea Question
Subject: RE: BS: Tea Question
McGrath has it right....boiling point. Further, you do not want the water to boil excessively, as this will gradually remove oxygen from the water and 'flatten' the taste.

   Tea is a bit more demanding than coffee, though both require a modicum of care to get the best result.

There are, of course, differences of opinions about details of steeping time, brands, types, flavors, what to add...etc...but basic preparation technique applies to all.