Tea Brewing: HOW TO

So you've got your tea - now what?

The way you steep your tea can greatly impact its taste, aroma, and overall quality. Here are some general guidelines for steeping different types of tea:

Black tea: Black tea is typically the strongest and most robust of all the tea varieties. To steep black tea, bring water to a rolling boil (around 212°F or 100°C) and pour it over the tea leaves in a teapot or tea infuser. Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes, or until desired strength is achieved. Longer steeping times can result in a bitter taste.

Green tea: Green tea is known for its light and delicate flavor, and it is important not to over-steep it. To steep green tea, heat water to around 160-180°F (71-82°C) and pour it over the tea leaves. Steep for 1-3 minutes, or until desired strength is achieved. Steeping green tea for too long can result in a bitter and astringent taste.

White and herbal tea: White and herbal teas are more delicate than black and green teas and require a lower water temperature and longer steeping time. For white and herbal teas, heat water to around 175°F (79°C) and steep for 3-5 minutes. It is important to note that different herbal teas may require different steeping times, so it is best to check the recommended steeping time for the specific type of herbal tea you are using.