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Thermometer for water for various teas?

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Dec 29, 2012
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Thermometer for water for various teas?

Please can someone recommend a thermometer for water temperature for different types of tea? I usually just add freshly boiled water, so some teas don't taste their best. Link to Amazon item appreciated as I'm still hiding at home.
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Black teas like the hottest water (just making a pot of Brooke Bond Red Label). The others less so.
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I like my Thermapen but I don't think you want to spend $100+
My "poor man's" Thermapen is probably Lavatools at $35 at Amazon.

Not as fast and not as long a probe as a Thermapen but also 1/3 the price.
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An IR temp reader may be accurate enough.
Though i would go with a name brand and not some no name piece of junk. CT puts them on sale often enough.
You will also find a bit of a learning curve at getting good readings, its not as accurate as a physical temperature read, but if you blow off the steam and take the reading within a couple inches from the water you might find it acceptable.

That said Captain Picard recommends Tea, Earl Grey, Hot
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I have a pretty basic kettle with a temperture setting on it, its not fancy schmancy and was not expensive, i think we paid 30 or 40 bucks at wallmart or something, and it has different temperatures for different teas and its all digital and bright blue lcd backlight
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