Nice invention. Of course as soon as you pour the exact temperature water in your teapot, the temperature drops and then the water is too cold. So first heat the teapot with higher temperature water, throw that away and pour in water at the right temperature. A special tea-thermometer is an indispensable tool in your tea-lovers tool chest.
What do you mean by "Now I'm experimenting with loose-leaf teas"? You don't mean you have been drinking tea made from these horrible tea bags, filled with dust?
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