We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes “Water Temperature” and “A Word on Kettles”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read them as a sequence, or you can choose which you want to peruse below. Enjoy!

Water Temperature

Water that is just coming to a boil (212 degree Fahrenheit), or just off the boil, is ideal for black tea or most oolongs, though greener oolongs prefer lower temperatures.  Boiling water is much too hot for…(Read more)

A Word on Kettles

Any kettle that doesn’t leak will suffice, obviously, but the inveterate tea drinker will find a special electric kettle a great convenience.  The most popular brand is…(Read more)

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