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Are my taste buds off? Even though I prepared this myself it still tastes like it was steeped in a dirty sock. There is no water kettle where I am staying so I’ve been heating my water up in the microwave like everyone else. I can only assume this is putting a damper on my experience. :-?

ScottTeaMan

I think it is. I refuse to use microwave (unless it’s my only option of course). Either that, or your tastebuds are off due to drinking teabagged tea! Speaking of socks, I ordered a Danish tea sock many years ago. I never used it because I didn’t like the idea of my tea leaves being in a sock. I also thought it would be impossible to clean due to the tea stains, and thoughts of inadequete leaf expansion came to mind-so I never used it.

TeaBrat

weird, I’ve never even heard of a tea sock before.

K S

I am finding that if I hold the heated water up high and pour into the steeping pot or pour through a strainer it aerates (sp?) the water and tends to help.

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ScottTeaMan

I think it is. I refuse to use microwave (unless it’s my only option of course). Either that, or your tastebuds are off due to drinking teabagged tea! Speaking of socks, I ordered a Danish tea sock many years ago. I never used it because I didn’t like the idea of my tea leaves being in a sock. I also thought it would be impossible to clean due to the tea stains, and thoughts of inadequete leaf expansion came to mind-so I never used it.

TeaBrat

weird, I’ve never even heard of a tea sock before.

K S

I am finding that if I hold the heated water up high and pour into the steeping pot or pour through a strainer it aerates (sp?) the water and tends to help.

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