Originally Posted by CharlieD
Not totally on the subject, but I think the reason tea taste vial on yah plains is because of how it's made, rather than altitude. And a side note. I was taught as a child that for proper tea you bring water just under boiling, but do not actually let it go into full boiling.
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Oh dear. 64,000,000 English persons must be wrong. We are taught boiling water for tea "take the teapot to the kettle, not the kettle to the teapot" as we were always told - off the boil for coffee because boiling water "burns" coffee grounds. Here you are:
How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea | Whittard of Chelsea
I think that the reason a lot of people, particularly abroad, don't like tea is that they don't boil the water. I once shared a flat with someone who made his tea with water from the hot tap in the kitchen (before the days of fancy modern boiling water taps). He always wondered why I politely declined his offer to make tea for me! And Whittards have it right when they advise warming the pot. I had a pair of Great Aunts, who had run a very select guest house, who warmed the cups too! Now there's posh!