I like my tea with honey. But honey doesn’t like too much heat. Putting honey into the freshly boiled tea might destroy some of the healthy effects of that delicious bee product.
Excessive heat can have detrimental effects on the nutritional value of honey. Heating up to 37°C (98.6 F) causes loss of nearly 200 components, part of which are antibacterial. Heating up to 40°C (104 F) destroys invertase, an important enzyme.
Since I own that neat little Meater device and its iPhone App has multiple alarm options I’ve created myself a “Honey Alarm”. This one will go off if the tea temperature falls below 40° Celsius.
Then I know it’s safe to start adding honey without loosing its nutritional value.