Recently I read something that boiling water and letting it sit until desired temperature is the best way to make tea. I have never really done this, seeing how my kettle automatically goes to a specific temperature, but I guess that the act of boiling changes the water chemistry, and I have seen some steeping times state boil the water and let it sit til whatever temperature. What is everyones thoughts on this?
Boiling water can taste flat to some palates, so most people who don’t have a variable kettle will watch the bubbles and stop the kettle then rather than letting it boil and cool off.
Personally, I don’t notice, so if I didn’t have a variable kettle, I’d probably just wait for it to cool after boiling.
So just experiment and see what suits you best. :)
I don’t actually notice a difference but for people who do it is generally preferred to use the water before the boil rather than after. Before I got my variable temp kettle I just boiled and let it sit x number of minutes to cool down. Took longer though, which was the main deterrent for me!