K S said

Drinking Temp

Can’t recall seeing this discussed here. I just read this and found it interesting: http://englishtea.us/2011/11/02/some-like-it-hot/
I never drink anything really hot because I find it uncomfortable and besides I think tea has more flavor as it cools. I usually start warm and end at room trmperature. What is your drinking temp?

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By the time the tea is done steeping it’s the perfect temperature. I usually drink green or oolong and I use a lower than advised temperature to start with. Yeah. I like it hot but not too hot. I agree that the flavors seem to become stronger as it cools. Maybe because I can actually let it sit on my tongue without burning. Honestly though, I like tea at any temperature but hot is the best.

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seule771 said

Hot tea is best, can’t imagine it any other way. Tea was meant to be boiled and steeped longer in mine mind of heart.

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I like my tea just warm, no hot tea for me and I drink white teas pretty close to room temperature.

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Dorothy said

Just right below the point where it burns my tongue. I like taking in a sip of hot tea and then breathing in. It gives me a really nice warming sensation in my chest.

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HOT…..;0)

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Ninavampi said

Hot is best! I agree that the warm tingly sensation is part of the “complete tea experience” for me. Unless I mean for it to be iced or refrigerated of course… : )

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Thea said

I like some black teas with milk and adding a drop of milk usually makes the tea “just right” temp for me. When drinking tea without adding milk, I let the tea cool down a bit. I agree with Mercuryhime that tea flavour is somehow stronger when the tea cools down a bit.

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TOMMMMMM said

If I drink it too hot it burns my taste buds for a few days and everythi g loses it’s flavor (including my tea) :(

K S said

Yeah, that’s what happened to me today.

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My husband can’t drink anything hot. But I drink everything hot, including tea and even water. Sometimes in the restaurant I would ask the water to microwave my water and make sure it’s “well done” :-D

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I like HOT tea, i mean, really really hot!

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