coolate wrote:There is a fine line between art and science on this. The science will get you close, then the art will let you get your own personal best taste out of the tea.
. Don't be a slave to the clock/temperature. Seen many people go down that way.
I could say that art will get you close, and so called "science" will bring it home ... each person is different, each methodology is different. We are all standing in desired points in time when it comes to what technology we will use and that which we will not. Perhaps you use an electric kettle instead of cast iron kettle over fire ... ?
Eh hem, paying attention to certain parameters in a manner that is more than you do does not make one a slave. Actually it sets my mind free.
I have always said, brew how you like, like how you brew. Brew in a way that is pleasing to you and accept how others brew if it brings them pleasure and results.
Please share equal tolerance.