okay what American microwaves their tea I’ve never heard of that before in my life, our government may have shut itself down but I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t stoop as low as microwaving tea
I don’t know why it matters how you heat up the damn water
Microwaving water actually will cause tea to taste different. Flat, I think. I’d have to go back and research again, but I think it has to do with the oxygen in the water. Also, I believe if you boil the water too long it removes too much oxygen and changes the reactions during brewing. Again, I’m going from memory here. You should also never microwave a cold cup of tea to heat it if you want it to retain any of the nutritional benefits. Same goes for microwaving honey. It destroys the nutritional value.
I purchased an electric kettle with 5 programmed brew temps and it’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I’m not trying to brag, I’m just saying tea can taste a heck of a lot better if brewed with non microwaved water at the correct temp.