how to properly brew tea

how to properly brew tea

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

Brewing the perfect cup of tea can truly be an art. Whether you are enjoying a cup at home or out for afternoon tea, here are some tips on how to get your perfect cup every time.

The Basics

  • Use fresh and pure water. Tap water that has gone through a filter is usually best.
  • Use 1 teaspoon of loose tea or 1 teabag per cup of tea.
  • Bring the water to a rolling boil and let it rest for 1-2 minutes if you are using green or white tea. Boiling water is usually suitable for black or herbal teas.
  • Time it! Let the tea steep for the right amount of time. Generally, that’s 3 to 5 minutes at most. Longer steeps will result in a more robust flavor, with astringency and bitterness.
  • Strain the tea leaves for teapots with a built-in infuser or line a strainer with a paper filter.

Extra Tips

  • If you are using a teapot, warm it up with hot water first before filling with tea.
  • When steeping, cover your mug or teapot with a cozy to preserve warmth and expedite the brewing time.
  • For iced tea, double the amount of tea and use half the amount of water than usual.
  • If you want a stronger cup of tea, don’t add more tea leaves. Instead, increase the steeping time.
  • If you like your tea sweet, add a few drops of all-natural honey.

Following these simple steps will make sure you get the perfect cup every time. Enjoy!


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