For tea lovers, there’s nothing quite like the anticipation of a freshly brewed cup. But if you’re like most people, you don’t want to wait an age for that perfect pot of tea.
Brewing loose leaf tea doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out process.
In fact, you can make the perfect cup in just 3 minutes. In this post, we’ll show you how it’s done.
1. Boil water to the perfect temperature
The perfect cup of tea is all about the water temperature.
If the water is too hot, it will scorch the tea and release unpleasant flavors. If the water is too cold, it will not extract the flavor and nutrients from the tea leaves.
Ideally, you want to boil water to get the perfect temperature and then let it cool for about 30 seconds. Bingo, this should now be the perfect temp before pouring it over your loose leaf tea leaves.
2. Time your tea brewing
Brewing a delicious cup of tea is all about timing.
If you're using loose leaf tea, the general rule of thumb is to steep for 3 minutes. However, you may want to experiment with time to find what works best for you. As a general guideline, black teas should be steeped for 3-5 minutes, , green tea for 1-2 minutes and white for 45-60 seconds.
To make things easy, we've created a Brew Tea Timer guide on all our packaging that lets you know exactly how long to steep your tea for, on all of the different types of leaves we sell in our expansive range.
3. Use the right amount of tea leaves
In order to make the perfect cup of tea, you'll need to use the right amount of tea leaves. Most teas should be brewed with 2 grams of tea leaves per 100 milliliters of water. another safe option is to go with 2 slightly heaped tea spoons or you can purchase one of our perfect measuring scoops which is designed to give you the perfect amount of loose leaves to make the perfect cuppa every-time, check out or products page to fine the loose leaf tea scoop now.
If you're using a tea ball or strainer, it's best to measure out the amount of tea you'll need before adding it to your pot or cup. This will ensure that your tea is brewed correctly and doesn't become too strong or bitter.
4. Steep for the perfect flavor
Add 2 teaspoons or a scoop of your loose leaf tea to a teapot or teacup. You can always adjust this depending on your taste preferences.
Bring freshly boiled water to a rolling boil and pour it over the tea. Allow the tea to steep for 3 minutes.
Gently stir the tea and then strain it into a cup. Add milk or sweetener if desired, and enjoy!
We have the perfect tea pot available to buy on our store that works amazingly with all loose leaf tea. it strains all the leaves as you pour so you get the perfect cup every-time and you can always fill it up again if your heart desires. available on www.leafandvine.co.uk now
5. Add milk or lemon for extra flavor
There are a few different things you can do to make your perfect cup of tea. The first is to choose the right tea. Our English Breakfast tea is a perfect example of a black tea with a delicate flavor that's perfect for milk and lemon or black.
The second is to make sure you're using the right water temperature. For black teas, we recommend boiling water and then waiting 30 seconds to 1 minute before pouring it over your tea.
The third step is to add the correct amount of loose leaf tea.
Fourth, steep for the correct amount of time. Black teas should steep for 3 minutes.
And finally, add milk or lemon for extra flavor!
Brewing tea is an art form, and it takes a bit of practice to make the perfect cup of tea. But with our simple guide, you can be brewing delicious cups of tea in no time. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a cup of your favorite tea.