Considering Water

Water quality is essential for brewing good tea. Photo by Damien A WeidnerThe quality of water affects the taste of your tea; this is beyond dispute.  The relative quantities of mineral salts, oxygen and trace elements determine the relative "liveliness" or "flatness" of a particular cup. To that simple substance we add the basic flavor of the leaf itself or an herbal substitute.

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Sorry, I'm a Coffee Drinker

Coffee with a mocha swirl in a mug.The number of times my offer of tea has been met with refusal because the person in question insists they are a coffee drinker never ceases to baffle me. I’m a coffee drinker. I’m also a milk drinker, a juice drinker, and a water drinker. I support and encourage people to drink liquids of all varieties.

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