35 thoughts on “Here Is A Thought On A Friday

  1. I really don’t see the problem. I over steep my tea all the time and its wonderful. If anybody gives you that sort of negativity about over steeping you tea, then you should not have them in your life. ;) Don’t worry about.

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  2. seriously? what is wrong with you. over steeping tea for crying out loud. I like to leave the tea bag in so I can just add more water later. Is that bad??? LOL!

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  3. Haha. Well, I’m guilty in under steeping my tea. I wonder which one is worse?

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  4. How long is too long? I know the instructions say 2 minutes for black tea or 3 minutes for herbal…but I don’t time it! I guesstimate? And it tastes great. As long as your tastebuds are happy – that’s all that matters!

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  5. I too, have a tendency to over-steep my tea, but I will add water if necessary because I don’t like my tea too weak either.

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      • Oolong is good tea! A place downtown called Nichole’s has tea called Iron Goddess of Mercy that I like a lot:)

  6. Better that than over pouring it. I always end up with either half my tea over me or my friend/guest. My company doesn’t tend to be as accepting of it as I am.

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    • Oh no! I always pour in the kitchen away from where anyone can see me. :)

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  7. There is NO way to oversteep tea, no ma’am, just make it black as oil, then add water if you have to. Anything else is a waste of good tea.

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  8. I have a confession too – I hate cold tea, and given that I’m usually running here there and everywhere at home, tea anybody makes me generally gets forgotten until it’s cold – then I have to re-make it without them knowing :/

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    • I don’t mind cold tea at all, but I grew up drinking it iced so that’s probably why. May all your tea be the perfect drinking temperature from now on!

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    • That’s no good. It doesn’t really bother me unless I’m around a more devout tea drinker and then I try really hard to act like I know how to drink tea properly.

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  9. Over-steep because you get busy, distracted, or just like over-steeped tea? I also over-steep because I forget to remove the tea bag, my tea is usually coolish when I finally get to it too, thank goodness for microwave!

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    • Laziness I think….I just usually leave the tea bag in until I’m done drinking the cup.

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  10. What is the nationally recommended level of steepage. I’m concerned I might be an over-steeper too. Do you think there are others like us out there too?

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    • I’m not sure – I’ve heard anywhere from 2-5 minutes. I pretty much just leave the tea bag in the cup the whole time….

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  11. Don’t let the haters get you down! Apart from really delicate infusions like jasmine or white leaf tea, there is no such as oversteeping. There is over-milking and over-sugaring (surely the domain of hedonistic plebs), but steeping for a long time is necessary to bring oit all the super yummy flavour!

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