A Simmer Is Like a Giggle. A Boil Is Like a Belly Laugh

If you’re not entirely sure what the difference between simmering and boiling water is, this analogy will give you a much better idea.

Source: A Simmer Is Like a Giggle. A Boil Is Like a Belly Laugh

There’s a similar Chinese analogy, associated with gung fu tea preparation. “Shrimp eyes” is the pre-simmering temparature, with bubbles the size of…shrimp eyes. “Crab eyes” or “fish eyes” is simmering. “Dragon eyes” is a full boil.

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