5 Simple Tips on Brewing Your Favorite Tea!
I love tea! I have tea every day but it wasn’t until recently that I learned how to brew it correctly. Before I would either brew my tea for too long, or I wouldn’t use the right amount of tea leaves and as a result, my tea wouldn’t taste as delicious as I would like it to.
So in this post, I want to share with you a few simple techniques on how to make your daily cup of tea a great one!!
- First and foremost make sure your equipment (teapot, strainer, teacups, etc.) is sparkling clean. Even though you used that teapot once to boil water, the mineral residue can very easily build up so you have to make sure that after each use you gently clean your tea accessories with water and soap.
- Use fresh, filtered water. The kind of water you use greatly affects the taste of your tea. If your water tastes good then your tea will taste good too. Tap water tends to be full of chemicals and chlorine so if you have no choice but to use tap water, then make sure that you let your faucet run a few seconds before using.
- What is the right amount of water you should use? You should heat 6 ounces of water for each cup of tea you are brewing. The water temperature and the length of steeping time depend on the kind of tea you are preparing. Generally the larger the tea leaf the longer the steeping time.
Here is a steeping guide to help you:
– I prefer using loose tea leaves instead of an infuser since this way the leaves can fully open and release all their flavor. But I have to admit that tea infusers and such accessories are very convenient! You should use 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for each cup you are brewing. If you use teabags then you simply should use one teabag for every cup you are brewing. Make sure that your tea bags are fresh though because they tend to get stale easily.
– When you are done steeping your tea, remove your tea bag or infuser or use a strainer for the leaves. Pour it slowly in your favorite cup and let it cool for a moment. Sip slowly and enjoy its aroma! Make sure to make your tea drinking a unique experience each and every time!
So what are you waiting for? Go make yourself a cuppa tea!