Scorched by Hot Water

I was in Kansas City the other day and I stopped in at a tea shop and ordered a plain black tea. They had Twining's English Breakfast which is entirely acceptable and is a blend that is probably mostly china black teas.
The barista put two ice cubes into the cup before putting the hot water in, and when I asked why I was told that their hot was was too hot to make tea with. I suggested that boiling water might be fine for black tea, and was told "Oh, no, our water is so hot it will just scorch the tea."
So much for finding good tea in KC. --scott -- "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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Scott Dorsey
kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) writes: >I was in Kansas City the other day and I stopped in at a tea shop and ordered >a plain black tea. They had Twining's English Breakfast which is entirely >acceptable and is a blend that is probably mostly china black teas. > >The barista put two ice cubes into the cup before putting the hot water in, >and when I asked why I was told that their hot was was too hot to make tea >with. I suggested that boiling water might be fine for black tea, and was >told "Oh, no, our water is so hot it will just scorch the tea." > >So much for finding good tea in KC. >--scott
If you hadn’t been so impatient, the barista might have explained that they use degrees Kelvin in KC, so it takes a whole lot more of them before water boils there.
/Lew --- Lew Perin / perin@acm.org
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