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15 Tea Drinkers Reveal Secrets To Brewing A Good Pot

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What's the right temperature for a hot tea? Is it okay to leave the teabag in the pot? Well, in Kurt Cobain's words: "Practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, so why practice?"

It's not necessary to practice over and over how to reach the perfect cup of tea when it only takes a few minutes to read this list and discover the most valuable secrets to make the best pot ever. 

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    Explore

    From Redditor u/aamgdp:

    Don't go looking for one tea to drink by someone's advice; explore. Go to your nearest tea shop and ask around. They often sell single servings, so you can buy all sorts to taste, and find what you like.

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    Finally, The Temperature

    From Redditor u/Devonai:

    Boiling tea destroys some of the flavors. You want to use piping hot water (~200F/~90C) but not boiling straight from the kettle.

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    Three Simple Steps

    From Redditor u/KayskolA:

    Tea bags.

    Heat water. Put tea bag in. Done.

    Now experiment with adding different sweeteners and stuff like honey and milk.

    Boom, you are now an average tea drinker.

    This will lead you down the road to owning five teapots you don't use, 20 mugs but you only use like two, and a stockpile of tea but you only ever drink one or two that you continuously rebuy.

    My favorite is chamomile with honey and a splash of milk.

    Google what teas are good for different occasions.

    Chamomile can be good when sick, while mint and citrus tea can be good for upset stomachs.

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    Do Not Squeeze

    From Redditor u/jaketheweirdsnake:

    Earl Grey for me, pretty basic, boil your water, place a bag in your mug, pour in the water, and steep to your desired strength. DO NOT squeeze out the tea bag.

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