Making Tea

The Victor Crew found a video that shows “How You’ve Been Making Tea Wrong Your Entire Life” from the BBC.

The takeaways are:

Don’t use styrofoam cups – they hold onto the flavor
Don’t use hard water – it can cause scum on top of the tea; flavors react with the minerals
Steep the teabag for five minutes – it gives time for the caffeine and antioxidants to come out

Coffee Expert Taste Test

The Victor crew came across this Epicurious video that shows a coffee expert looking at and explaining sets of coffee beans put before him. It is really interesting to see what he is explaining as he looks at the fresh beans, makes the coffee, explains roasting etc.

He tells how to taste coffee, characteristics of the coffee. He is clearly able to choose the more expensive coffee of each set of 2 coffees. He gives tips like looking for “roasted on date” rather than “best by date”. The only thing is you see the prices of the coffee but not what brand/origin the coffee it is.