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Warmed up Tea

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Warmed up Tea

Anyone tried to warm tea up and what is the best way?

I normally make a pot of tea and sometimes there is a bit tea left in the pot but sometimes its stone cold.
The teapot is microwave safe so I put the teapot into the microwave and warm up that what is left.
I find around 1 minute 30 seconds for each cup of tea to be warmed up. Possibly two minutes. The microwave is a 750 watt model.

Wait until the standing time has finished which will be about 30 seconds before you add sugar and milk otherwise you will get what looks like froth on the top.

The taste is not too bad actually.



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I like a fresh cup of tea each time myself.
I make it in a cup using a teabag and fresh water each time.
Just get all the flavour out as quick as possible and get rid of the tea bag and throw away immediately to get the best possible taste.
The thought of warmed up tea doesn't sound too nice mind.



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Couldn't have a cup of tea warmed up in a microwave oven.
That sounds disgusting.
Always freshly made tea for me.


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Nah, warmed up tea is crap like.
I have not tried it from a microwave though but I never drink tea once its cooled down.
I would imagine when its warmed up it will be what we used to call stewed tea with a horrible taste.



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Warmed up tea is alright if its done properly.
I got the idea because the teapot actually says underneath that its safe in the microwave.
Try it and see ;)



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We used to warm tea up before. Not a problem.



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Warming up tea, sounds disgusting :lol:
It would be just as cheap to make a fresh cup of tea.
Just the cost of another teabag or a spoonful of loose tea if you can still buy that :lol:
It would have to be fresh water each time for a nice cup of tea.
Boiling up water again and again would make the tea loose taste surely.
I am positive that boiling the water makes it lose the dissolved oxygen or air, this is what the fish use to breathe.
I know water is two parts Hydrogen and one part Oxygen but that is unaffected it is simply the dissolved oxygen that we lose when boiling water.
From that, I can only imagine that boiling up tea again will make it taste pretty naff.
I don't know if any of you remember the advert from a certain brand of tea bags where someone says in a high pitched voice "always use freshly drawn water". I can't remember the brand but I remember that phrase and I have stuck with it ever since.
Leave my tea alone - I am a connoisseur when it comes to making a cuppa.


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Jools, did you have to give us a scientific explanation :lol:
I remember years ago we had a metal teapot which we warmed up old tea on the gas cooker.
Did us no harm.


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I have just swapped Yorkshire tea bags for Tetley tea bags. I found that Yorkshire tea was too inconsistent. It was either too strong or too weak. I used the Yorkshire tea bags for about three years if not more.

Having just switched over I will have to wait and see what the Tetleys are like. Possibly a three month trial but if they are consistent in their strength I may stick with them.


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I do warmed up tea like.



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