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Old 08-22-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I am strictly a hot tea drinker myself, can't stand the taste of coffee. Perkins used to bring my water in the same thermos jug that previously held coffee so my tea always had a taste of coffee in it. It was gross. I guess they must have had a lot of complaints because they don't do it anymore. Hot tea drinkers get no respect in the South. :-)
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Old 08-23-2018, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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At home I use water from a Brita pitcher. I drank well water for 28 years, and when I moved here I noticed a terrible chlorine taste in the water. So, I bought a Brita pitcher. Filtering improves the taste for drinking and for brewing tea.

Oh goodness, Iím going to brew me a cup of chamomile tea right now.

I like Oolong and Russian Caravan teas in the fall and winter months.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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The water here tastes pretty awful, even after the Brita, but I guess it's OK for tea. I do use it.

I should do a bottled water taste test comparison and perhaps ruin my tea drinking forever!
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Water should be boiled then stand so the water drops below 190 then you soak the leafs in for tea. Boiling water will cause the flavor of tea to get lost to steam unless you have one of those high end tea leaf extraction tea kettle.
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