witches brew wrote:Cleaning and putting everything away is probably the least fun part of making tea. I'm always concerned that I'll knock the spout off the kyuusu or something equally klutzy. I do put down a rubber mat in the sink, just in case a cup slips from my soapy fingers.
I must admit I have never de-scaled a tea kettle in my life. Is that only for glass kettles? Does putting a stainless steel kettle through the dishwasher accomplish the same thing? Should I rush home and put vinegar in my kettle right now? Will the tea police revoke my brewing privileges?
I have Adagio's White Peach in my cup right now. Earlier today I enjoyed a peppermint tisane.
You would likely know if you need to descale. Seriously!!!
I had the Pu from last night sitting in my gaiwan...smelled good, brewed it again...Pu never quits. It was really quite good still. I needed my gaiwan for oolong and had to discard the Pu leaves with some hesitation and reservation...hate throwing away flavor.
Wu Ling Taiwan oolong...always very good...but not quite great.