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How to Make a Cup of Tea (Using Loose leaf)

With roughly 3000 years of history, the tradition of tea making and hundreds of varieties, making that perfect cup of tea can be a daunting task. Tea is a complex beverage because of the large number of variations in flavour, texture, colour and methods of growing and brewing it.

The best place to start is to choose the right tea according to your mood and personal preferences. While a cup of black tea might help when you need a little energy boost, a nice cup of chamomile is the way to go when you want to relax. So, picking the right tea is crucial when you want to make the perfect cup of tea.

So, choose the perfect tea to suit your mood and follow this quick and easy step-by-step guide to make a top-notch cup of tea every time!

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Here’s what you’ll need-

  1. Loose-leaf tea
  2. 16 oz. of hot water
  3. Infuser cup

STEP 1

MEASURE YOUR LOOSE-LEAF TEA

The first step is to measure the right amount of tea. This step is crucial in determining the outcome of the tea in terms of flavour and consistency. Using too much tea will lead to a bitter taste, and on the other hand, using too little will result in bland and watery tea. We recommend using 2.5 teaspoons of your favourite loose leaf tea. After measuring out the tea, place the tea leaves in the infuser.

 

 

STEP 2

POUR IN HOT WATER

Similar to picking the right tea and measuring the correct amount, the water temperature used is another very important variable in brewing the perfect cup of tea every time. The key is to find the right balance. Too hot will end up in burnt tea leaves and too cold will give you a flavourless drink. To make sure you get the best results, we recommend using water that is just under boiling temperature.

Note: Always use freshly drawn, clean water.

STEP 3

LET IT STEEP

Set a timer and let the tea steep so that the tea leaves can release their flavour and aroma. Be careful to set a generous timer, and at the same time, not leave the steeper on for too long. Otherwise, the tea will obtain a burnt flavour.

 

 

STEP 4

DISPENSE TEA IN A CUP

Once the tea has steeped, it is time to enjoy it. The final step is to lift up and remove the infuser out of the teacup. Make sure that the tea has strained and you are good to go.

Enjoy the perfect cup of tea!