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how to brew the perfect cup of tea


"With the wrong preparation the most expensive tea in the world will taste bitter and harsh.."
 

This site will help you to make the perfect cup of tea. You are just a few tips and tricks away of enjoying, savoring and tasting the real treat. There is no way better then finding your own mystery of tea.

 

 


 

hot tea preperation

 


 

Black Tea   Yellow Tea  

Black Tea 100% Organic
1-2 TL
95 °C
203°F - 212°F
3 - 5 min

Yellow Tea 100% Organic

1-2 TL
70 °C - 80 °C
158°F - 176°F
1 - 3 min

       
White Tea   Oolong Tea  

White Tea 100% Organic
2+ TL
70 °C - 80 °C
158°F - 176°F
1 - 2 min

Oolong Tea 100% Organic
1-2 TL
80 °C - 95 °C
176°F - 203°F
1 - 3 min
       
Green Tea - China   Puer Tea  

China Green Tea 100% Organic
1-2 TL
70 °C - 80 °C
158°F - 176°F
1 - 3 min

Pu-erh Tea 100% Organic
1-2 TL
80
°C - 95 °C
176°F - 203°F
2 - 5 min
       
Green Tea - Japan   Herbal Infusion & Fruit Tea  

Japan Grüner Tea 100% Organic
1-2 TL
60 °C - 80 °C
140°F - 176°F
1 - 3 min

Herbal Tea & Fruit Tea 100% Organic
1-2 TL
95 °C
203°F - 212°F
3 - 5 min

 


 

pure water & fine tea

 

The aroma and taste of good tea will unfold better in fresh water. However, when water boils, oxygen is released. In China water that has been boiled too long is called "dead water". So you will never get the best cup of tea when the water was repeatedly boiled. Boil the water only once and of course briefly.

 

the right amount of tea

 

Too large amounts of tea can make your cup tastes bitter. Too little leads to a much too thin, weak and bland-tasting cup. The perfect amount of tea is hard to determine. Large open tea leaves, like white tea or oolong teas require up to 3 teaspoons and 200 ml of water. For broken and rolled tea we recommend 1 tsp on 200 ml water. Ultimately, the perfection is less important. Just consider the size of the tea leaf and of course your own preferences.
 

  • For a stronger cup, do not increase the steeping time, but only increase slightly the amount of tea.
  • The more leaves, the shorter the steeping time.
  • The hotter the water, the shorter the steeping time.
  • Broken tea is stronger in taste, because it can dissolve in water easily. Let the tea steep shorter.

 

water temperature & fine tea

 

Some like it hot. The ideal temperature depends on the tea. Black Tea, dark Oolong Tea and Herbal Tea require high temperatures around the boiling point (95°C - 212°F) to free their full flavor. Green Tea, Green Oolong Tea and White Tea like it that much cooler. Too hot water would lead to a rather bitter and harsh tasting cup. Cold water would make them taste dull and tasteless.
If you do not have thermometer, follow the following instructions:
 

  • The temperature of water directly after boiling is about 95°C (203-212°F)
  • 1 minute later, the temperature is about 80°C (174-180°F).
  • Approximately four minutes later, the temperature is about 70°C (155-164°F).
  • After about 3-4 more minutes, the temperature is about 60°C (137-145°F).


These times refer to about 1 liter of water. Less water cools faster.

 

steeping time & fine tea

 

The most Black Teas have a steeping time of about 3-5 minutes. A matter of personal taste. A longer steeping time is not recommended for black teas - they could taste very bitter. Dark Oolong Tea and White Tea may need a longer steeping time. They taste best after 3-5 minutes, but can also be drunk beyond that. Light Oolong and Green Tea should steep for only 2 minutes. If you prefer a stronger cup here, the steeping time can be extended to 3 minutes.

 

 

tea accessories for fine tea

 

The proper equipment is important. Allow the tea leaf to unfold the full extent. Too small, tight infusers or tea bags are not recommended. Give the tea an opportunity to "swim" and keep in mind: some tea unfold their volume approximately sixfold during the steeping time. Some teas require the matching tableware - such as Matcha.

 

 

the teapot & finest tea

 

Rinse your new kettle thoroughly before the first use. Warm your teapot always before you make tea in it. While preparing tea in your favorite teapot, you may recognize a brown coating on the inner walls of the teapot. This is called tea patina. If the patina is desired, wash your teapot just with water, use no soap. In this case the pot absorbs no foreign flavors, but only the tea flavors. It could be recommended to use a seperate teapot for each tea type. If you do not want or like the patina, you should wash your teapot thoroughly after every use or simply place it in the dishwasher.

 


 

iced tea preperation

 


 

iced tea preperation - the hot water method

 

  • Prepare your tea as desired, for example, 2 tsp of loose tea to 200ml water
  • Boil only the half of the intended water.
  • Now pour the tea with the hot water
  • Steep the tea as instructed 2 - 5 minutes
  • Pour the tea with the remaining cold water and remove the tea leaves.
  • Serve the tea with plenty of ice cubes.

 

iced tea preperation - the cold water method

 

  • Prepare your tea as desired, for example, 2 tsp of loose tea to 200ml water
  • Now pour the tea with just cold water
  • Place the infusion in your refrigerator for about 3 - 8 hours.
  • Serve the tea with plenty of ice cubes.

 


 

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