Tea is nowadays present in a myriad of different places. Ranging from pastry to cocktails or salty cuisine, lovers of this infusion may find more and more places that welcome one to sip, disconnect and relax. Tea is often associated with concepts such as tranquillity and well-being.
Amongst the varied blends of teas that exist and the diversity of their origin, they all have something in common: their preparation is quite a ritual. Therefore, if we choose to enjoy good tea without leaving our home, we should follow some basic instructions so as not to spoil the loose tea leaves and their flavour. Here are some tips to prepare good tea:
- Store the tea in a dark, closed container, away from heat and moisture.
- Preferably use low sodium water.
- The temperature of the water will depend on the type of tea. Never use boiling water. It is not recommended to use the microwave as it is difficult to control its temperature.
- The infusion time is very important – leaving it more time than indicated will produce a very astringent and strong tea.
- Good tea should not need to be sweetened. If you still enjoy doing it, it is better to use honey, sugar, or stevia. Artificial sweeteners can spoil the infusion.
- 6. Use the suggested amount of tea per cup, approximately 2.5 gr. Do not overload the tea, allow the loose tea leaves to hydrate.
- Enjoy at all times!
WATER TEMPERATURE AND INFUSION TIMES
- White tea: 75° -85° for 3 minutes.
- Green tea: 60° -75°, from 2 to 3 minutes.
- Blue tea: 80°, from 3 to 4 minutes.
- Black tea: 75° -90°, from 3 to 4 minutes.
- Rooibos: 80° -90°, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Herbal Blend: 85° -90°, from 3 to 5 minutes.
- Fruit Blend: 85° -90°, from 3 to 5 minutes.