Tea Brewing Tips









Always 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 and oolong teas, and herbal infusions (85 degrees is ideal).




If using a teapot, warm it before brewing

A constant temperature aids consistent infusion.




Use good quality loose leaf teas or Drury pyramid bags

For traditionalists who love loose tea, fine leaf teas are the strongest and brew quickest (see below), whereas larger leaf teas have a more delicate flavour.

At Drury we use the same fine quality leaf teas in our pyramid tea bags so there is no compromise on flavour for those who prefer this more convenient brewing method.



Allow tea to brew for 3-5 minutes

How long you brew your tea is a matter of personal preference. We recommend an optimum brewing time of between 3 and 5 minutes, and sometimes less for green tea as over-extraction can lead to bitterness. The key here is to experiment with your chosen tea until you find the flavour that suits you best.



Stir (or swirl) the tea in the pot once or twice while it is brewing

Stirring the leaves in the pot helps maintain an even infusion, and if you are using Drury pyramid bags we recommend giving them an occasional swirl for the same reason.




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Woolwich
London
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London
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Covid-19 Update:

We have closed our retail shop permanently but mail order service is still operational.

( Please note that our mail order is now run from our head office which is is a factory/warehouse setting. The only visits we can allow are pre-arranged meetings or Click & Collect purchases either by phone or online).