How to Make Perfect Loose Leaf Tea
Most of us are familiar with tea bags, but the real connoisseurs only drink the real deal – loose leaf tea! Loose leaf tea is tastier and healthier, and once you get the hang of how to make it, you’ll become forever converted. Here’s what you’ll need to know to make sure your next cup of tea actually lives up to its potential.
Gathering Your Materials
- Tea Kettle: The type of tea kettle you use does matter. Most people prefer a gooseneck kettle for pouring control.
- Scale: You’ll need to know exactly how much tea you have, so a kitchen scale is essential.
- Timer: Over- or under-brewing your tea can really affect the flavor, so using a timer is an absolute must.
- Tea Infusing Device: There are lots of different types of infusions available, so pick the one that works for you.
Brewing Your Tea
Follow these simple steps for perfect tea every time:
- Fill your tea kettle with cold, filtered water and turn it on to heat up.
- Weigh out 2-3 teaspoons of loose leaf tea, depending on how strong you like it.
- When the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and let it sit for one minute to cool slightly.
- Place the tea leaves in your infusing device and pour the hot water into it.
- Allow it to steep for 2-3 minutes, or until it reaches your desired taste.
- When finished, remove the infusing device and enjoy your tea!
Making perfect loose leaf tea doesn’t have to be hard. As long as you have the right tools, the taste of your tea will be greatly improved. Now you can start your next tea session off the right way – happy brewing!