Why Does My Tea Taste like Water?
Prepared tea should taste like anything but water! Here are some reasons why you may be getting a watery cup of tea.
Type of Tea
- It’s possible that the type of tea you have chosen is simply not a flavorful one. If you’re using a black tea, try a spicier variety like a Darjeeling. If you’re using green tea, choose a richer type like jasmine.
- Unflavored teas will not add any other notes of flavor, beyond the slight bit of bitterness, so if you want a more flavorful cup, consider adding flavors like mint or chamomile.
- If you are steeping your tea too short, you may be getting barely any flavor at all. Generally, you should steep tea for 3-5 minutes.
- If you are steeping the tea longer than 5 minutes, your tea may be steeping for too long and you could be getting a cup that is over-brewed, and therefore weaker.
Quality of Water
If you are using low-quality water, your tea may taste like buttered water. Make sure you are using cold, filtered, or bottled water only.
Using the Wrong Ratio
Brewing tea requires a certain ratio of tea leaves to water. For most teas, the ratio should be one teaspoon of tea leaves for every 8 ounces of water. If you add too much water, your tea will taste weak.
By following these easy steps, you can get that back that bold and flavorful cup of tea that you deserve!