DISPATCH — Water

WATER AND TEA, PART II.

Water

Following on from the previous article, let’s continue talking about the extremely large and complicated topic that is water and tea brewing.   After all, water is important for the taste of your tea. And the most effective thing you can do to improve your tea, short of getting better tea, is to improve your water. The excellent MarshalN talks about it a lot.   What water is right for making tea? Firstly, the results of a simple experiment. look around you I made several batches of water from scratch by adding magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) and sodium bicarbonate (bicarbonate/baking soda) to distilled...

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WATER AND TEA, PART I.

Water

“I hate how every tea blog article about water starts with a quote from me” - Chinese scholar Lu Yu, ca. 1652. Let’s talk about water. Look around you. Water is everywhere. It’s powerful stuff, especially when combined with tea leaves. The purpose of this article will be to: Investigate what we can practically do to improve tea via water Examine some common water related myths There have been numerous discussions about water across Facebook, blogs, and forums. But we need to go deeper. Water is important. Aside from the quality of the tea itself, it is the number one biggest...

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