To stir or not to stir?


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To stir or not to stir?

Postby love4God » Nov 15th, '05, 01:55

I just got my first inegnuiTEA and black tea sampler yesterday and have been really enjoying it very much.

Quick question. When I add my tea, should I be stirring it a lot or at all? Or just letting it sit and steep?
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Postby Teatime » Nov 15th, '05, 08:40

I just let it steep and then pour. I've been drinking the black flavored teas.

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Re: To stir or not to stir?

Postby Ric » Nov 16th, '05, 20:48

love4God wrote:I just got my first inegnuiTEA and black tea sampler yesterday and have been really enjoying it very much.

Quick question. When I add my tea, should I be stirring it a lot or at all? Or just letting it sit and steep?


Sit and steep. :)
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Postby love4God » Nov 17th, '05, 11:10

That's what I've started doing, just leaving it alone.

I stirred a lot once and my tea tasted a tiny bit bitter. I don't know if it was the stirring or if I steeped too long.
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Postby Bergamot » Nov 18th, '05, 18:04

Most of what does not naturally come out of the tea in the recommended steeping time is stuff you don't want anyway. Stirring probably doesn't release significant abounts of these chemicals, but there is no need to help it along.

The only exception I can think of is if the tea leaves are sitting in a pile on the water, and the ones at the top are still dry.
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Postby Ric » Nov 18th, '05, 22:32

Bergamot wrote:The only exception I can think of is if the tea leaves are sitting in a pile on the water, and the ones at the top are still dry.


That's why I add water to the tea leaves and not the tea leaves to the water. :wink:
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