Tea Brewing and Storage Tips

Written by Will Shaw

If you want to getrepparttar best from your tea then it's important to follow a few basic tips. For every day tea drinking I think it's not really necessary to worry too much about exact preparation but it sure helps you to make a more tasty brew. If you like to buy expensive teas then it's definitely worthwhile followingrepparttar 125435 recommendations.

The first thing to consider is storage. If you buy good tea then you will want to look after it well. Although if you're anything like me it won't last too long! I tend to drink good tea fast. Storing tea is relatively simple; it needs to be in an airtight container and out of direct sunlight. So preferably in a wooden, metal, glass or ceramic container. Make surerepparttar 125436 container is fully airtight. Obviouslyrepparttar 125437 tea needs to be kept dry and it can also be affected by strong odors and heat.

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So forrepparttar 125442 best brew use freshly drawn filtered tap water or bottled spring water. Do not use distilled water asrepparttar 125443 minerals have been taken out which affectsrepparttar 125444 taste. The water should be boiled then allowed to cool torepparttar 125445 correct temperature forrepparttar 125446 type of tea you are brewing.

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The Perfect Gift for the Person Who Has Everything!

Written by Kristine Mulholland

Top 10 reasons to send a Gift Basket

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9. When shopping for a gift basket, be sure and look for one that is themed toward your recipient’s interests. Many gift basket companies will let you substitute items, to customize your gift basket. Make sure you contact their customer service department by email or telephone to see if customization is available. Most gift basket companies are more than willing to try and accommodaterepparttar 125448 needs and requests of their customers!

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