teaisme wrote:I still don't see much use from a basic TDS meter
Evan Draper wrote: I would characterize suitable water as the most important thing after good tea and practice.
chingwa wrote:I'm not sure how you would really use a TDS meter to determine taste...
gingkoseto wrote:Evan Draper wrote: I would characterize suitable water as the most important thing after good tea and practice.chingwa wrote:I'm not sure how you would really use a TDS meter to determine taste...
I think both of you made excellent points here
Chip wrote:gingkoseto wrote:The thermometer is a bad one. Although I don't like any kind of thermometer for tea, if I would choose one, I would choose a different one. The thermometer showed is one for baking goods. You've got to put the whole stick into water to make sense out of the water temperature, and if your cup or pot is not deep enough for its full length, then it won't work well
Everything else looks fine to me.
Actually ... only the maybe an inch or so needs to be in the water. Granted, I use a digital, but the analog ones work pretty much the same. Swishing it around a few times assures a more accurate reading.
In fact, when I check water temp, and the thermometer is deep in the water, then raise the thermometer up towards the top, the temp increases (as heat rises I guess) even if the thermometer is only in the water less than an inch.
Some thermometers give much faster reading than others ... it is annoyong waiting on slow equipment.