How To Steep the Perfect Cup of Black Tea
Regular black tea is one of the oldest known beverages around, offering many health benefits and a sense of comfort with each sip. Preparing black tea correctly is paramount for delivering its amazing flavors and aromas.
Ingredients for a Single Serving
- One black tea bag
- 1 cup (8 ounces) of filtered, cold or hot water
- Milk and/or honey (optional)
How Long To Steep
The perfect length of time to steep a black tea bag depends on several factors. As a general guide, steep black tea for 3-5 minutes. Longer steeping times will create a more robust and full-bodied cup, while shorter times will be more mild.
If the tea tastes too strong, reduce the steeping time by 30 seconds the next time you make it. Conversely, if it’s too weak, increase the steeping time.
Ultimately, you may also find that a particular tea tastes best brewed for different times depending on the day, so explore and discover the perfect way for you to steep it.
Black tea can be served with hot or cold water, or even with milk and/or honey. So feel free to experiment to create your ideal cup or enjoy it with nothing added at all.