You are so extremely knowledgeable!! Now I see why one chatter referred to you as the "mom" on tea chat!!
I will definitely try your baking soda tip!
Perhaps I'll save the zarafina cups for non-flavored teas. I did order 2 glass cups and sauces from adagio, which I will use with the IngenuTEA. I had thought that the glass would be so nice to use, to see the color of the tea. However, I read on another forum that glass is not a good conductor of heat, is this true? That worries me, since I love my drinks very hot. (And I do not want to microwave tea...you'd all probably throw me off teachat if I did that, right?
I will have to get used to drinking tea at a lower temperature than I used to drink my coffee at, too, since I'm planning to drink mainly green and white tea, which I've read is steeped at lower temps. than black tea...