|"Bohea" - art doll with tea dyed fabrics, tea bag paper and polymer clay|
I had never thought I was fussy about tea .... I prefer tea made in a pot, but will happily drink tea bag tea of all varieties. However, here are a few discoveries I have made about my tea drinking practices
- tea does taste better when drunk slowly and even better when the preparation is not rushed. ( hence the quotation above)
- there are some tea bags ( I recently purchased them for dyeing) which really are not worth drinking and I don't! So it's definitely true - not all tea is equal despite the labelling.
- tea taste does improve if the temperature of the water is right and the period of steeping time is appropriate . I have included the table below for reference. Although it is suggested 175degrees F (79.5 degrees C) for green tea , I must admit that I like about 86 degrees!
On this evidence, perhaps I am a fussy tea drinker...