Tea Making 101
This post is a request from the beautiful, Becky M. Thanks dear! I hope all of you get something out of it.
Another purpose of this post is to emphasize the importance of the quality of water one uses in herbal/ medicinal teas. If someone is using city water that has not been filtered or purified, the benefits are not quite up to par for the body. So, is there a difference between heating water up on a stove top vs. using a microwave oven? ABSOLUTELY!!!
Let’s look at both methods. The action of heating water on a stove receives heat from the bottom, where the pan in which it’s being heated makes contact with the stove top. Water heated in a microwave gets hit with microwaves from every angle. Stove heating creates convection currents that ensure the water is heated evenly throughout. This doesn’t happen with water heated via a microwave, and since the microwave molecules hit the water at random, it’s not heated evenly. This is the reason why sometimes liquids heated in a microwave have cold and hot spots.
Heating water on a stove does take longer than a microwave, because the microwave particles very quickly cause the water molecules to vibrate, and the vibrations result in heating. When water heated on a stove reaches its boiling point, it stays at that point until you remove it from the heat and allow it to cool. If you want to read more: The Proven Dangers of Microwave Ovens. Stove top is the preferred method of choice – health wise! You can also use an electric tea kettle – they are portable, efficient and an easy solution for keeping water hot for longer periods of time.
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The video has ALL the information you need, so please take a moment and watch it. I give you my tips, tricks, teas I like to use and more. You just might learn something new. Enjoy!!
So, go enjoy yourself a cup (or pot) of tea to nourish your body and senses. Have a wonderful weekend!