How to improve the taste of coffee & tea

How to improve the taste of coffee & tea


I always look forward to my morning coffee
and my evening tea. Like a lot of other people I try to make the
best coffee and tea I can. That means getting the best coffee beans,
grinding them right before I’m going to brew, using my Chemex, waiting an hour for my Chemex
to brew, and also getting loose leaf tea. But something a lot of people overlook is
how you drink coffee and how you drink tea. Most of what you experience as taste is actually
a mixture of taste and smell. Your mouth and nose work together to pick
up the complex flavors that you experience. Your mouth can detect a few basic chemicals,
a few basic tastes. Your nose picks up a whole different set of
stuff. You’ve all experienced this. You know when you get sick and your sense
of taste really becomes more bland? Well the reason for that is because your nose
is usually blocked up in some way and your not picking up on the smells you usually have. This is why the single best thing you can
do to enjoy your coffee and tea is make sure you don’t use one of these. These coffee cups provide you with a lot of
safety when you’re transporting your hot beverage and making sure you don’t spill it all over
yourself. But look at what else they do – the lid is
blocking your nose from picking up on any of the smells inside that cup. You end up being robbed of experiencing the
real richness of this beverage. That’s why I never use these. Well…I do use them when I get coffee from
a coffee shop but I always make sure I sit down, take off the lid, and am able to smell
and taste the beverage inside. And if you’re not going to do that just get
the cheapest, crappiest, coffee or tea you can get because it doesn’t really matter if
you’re not going to be smelling it. This is true of other beverages too. If you get something from a bottle try pouring
it into a cup so you can actually smell the beverage. And if you’re drinking something out of a
straw try to take the lid off so your nose can enjoy some of that drink as well. What kind of coffee and tea do you like and
how do you like to drink your beverages? Let me know in the comments below.

11 thoughts on “How to improve the taste of coffee & tea

  1. I'm a loyal fan of a local company, http://www.mtnairroasting.com
    El Paraiso is a Caturra variety from Huila Columbia.
    I usually have a latte with a dash of maple syrup in a stainless steel travel mug.
    I always take the lid off of my travel mug & now I know why!

  2. I recently quit drinking tea which was my only source of caffeine and my primary source of semi-refined sugar. I did this for medical reasons and also because my body type / constitution doesn't respond well to stimulants. ~ No matter how it is defended, caffeine addiction is unhealthy.

  3. I drink a ton of green tea, and I think my Japanese teacher would probably kill me if I'd drink it out of one of those sorts of cups.

  4. Salaam Ali.. This is so interesting. I brew my own coffee ( madras filter coffee) and pour it into a steel/metal glass with a metal saucer below ( not sure if this description is helpful to visualize ) and i do agree that i enjoy my coffee 100% more when i smell the freshly ground and brewed coffee beans with chicory blended into it in a 80-20 proportion. Ok! i can go on but i wanted to say how much i appreciated this video on being mindful while drinking our coffee and tea.

  5. I remember in college we did an experiment where we drank 3 different fluids (while pinching our nose) which all had 3 distinct colours. One of my friends didn't mind 2 of them but really disliked 1. It was then revealed to us that all 3 were just water with different food colouring.

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