Tea Brewing Tips
Brewing the perfect cup
Fill your kettle with fresh cold water
Never from the hot tap or pre-boiled water.
Bring the kettle to the boil.
Off the boil for green / white & herbal infusions
Warm the tea pot before brewing.
Extraction of flavour from the tea leaves becomes more rapid when a good constant temperature is maintained.
Use fresh good quality loose leaf teas.
Tea bags can also be used in a pot.
You can use finely cut leaf blended teas or for the more adventurous a larger leaf speciality tea for a more unique subtle flavour.
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Allow tea to brew for 3-5 Minutes.
Brewing time changes depending on leaf size and type of tea being brewed. 3–5 Minutes is optimal for most teas (2-3 Minutes for most green teas). Over this time and Tannins will be released giving your brew and bitter flavour.
Stir the tea in the pot once or twice while it is brewing.
You can produce a superior flavour even by using tea bags in a pot. A 2–3 cup size tea bag would be the best to use for a small pot. Brewing time then would be recommended to 3–5 Minutes.
It is recommended to have a tea pot that uses an internal strainer. In this way you can remove the leaves easily from the tea from your brew to stop stewing.
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