ingenuitea help

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Postby rhpot1991 » Oct 12th, '07, 01:17

Well isn't 212 the highest you can hit??? So therefor cooling will naturally occur. I normally don't worry about heating my teaware unless its my tokoname pot and only then cause the green tea looses too much heat by the time I am done with it.

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Postby jpetty421 » Oct 12th, '07, 11:23

Do a lot of people re-use their tea for 2nd infusions?? I understand that on a 2nd infusion you lose the antioxidant, caffeine and/or vitamins in the teas???

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Postby DethChef » Oct 12th, '07, 12:06

I always reinfuse my loose tea. I'm not sure about nutrient loss, but it still has flavor.

As far as pre-heating goes, i'm sure it helps, but really once you have your tea infused you have a lot more working against brew temp besides the container. You have the wet, cold tea itself to cool it. I'd just compensate a little with hotter water.

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Re: ingenuitea help

Postby Space Samurai » Oct 12th, '07, 13:17

jpetty421 wrote:Do a lot of people re-use their tea for 2nd infusions?? I understand that on a 2nd infusion you lose the antioxidant, caffeine and/or vitamins in the teas???


I think many of us aren't particularly concerned with the antioxidants or health value of tea. Sure its an added bonus, but flavor and enjoyment are much more important. And tossing the leaves after the first infusion can often be a waste of some perfectly good tea.

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Re: ingenuitea help

Postby skywarrior » Oct 13th, '07, 01:08

jpetty421 wrote:Do a lot of people re-use their tea for 2nd infusions?? I understand that on a 2nd infusion you lose the antioxidant, caffeine and/or vitamins in the teas???


I generally don't because I feel the tea gets too weak. But I just tried the pumpkin tea and found the first infusion very strong. The second was about right. I suspect I will use less tea with it.

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