How To Make the Perfect Cup of Tea
- First, Pick a Tea for the Mood you are in
This depends on your mood and the time of day it is. If caffeine doesn’t affect your sleep then you do not need a decaf tea if it is later in the day. If it’s first thing in the morning you may want a tea with more caffeine or that has jump to it.
There is a tea for all moods!
- Get your Kettle Ready, Fill with Filtered Water
Only use filtered water for the best quality and flavor out of your tea.
If you re-use old water in the kettle from the other day is ok but you do loose the oxygen out of the water and can lose flavor in the cup.
- Choosing the Right Temperature & Times
If your kettle has the option, set it at the proper heating temperature for the type of tea you are having. Start heating your water.
100°C – (212°F) Black Tea (3-5 min), Herbal Tea (5-7 min), Yerba Mate (3-5 min)
90°C – (195°F) Oolong Tea (2-3 min)
85°C - (185°F) White Tea (2-3 min)
80°C (176°F) Green Tea (1-3 min), Yellow Tea (2-4 min)
70°C – (158°F) Delicate Teas (1-3 min)
- Choose your Favorite Tea Cup or Travel Mug
Using your favorite mug keeps your tea tasting the same each day.
- Add the Tea you picked to the strainer of your choice
Adding 2 grams (1 tsp) per cup of tea. Remember do not add more or less tea to get the desired strength you want, steep your tea longer or shorter.
- Steep your Tea
Steep your tea to the time that works best for the tea flavor profile you are looking for.
- Ready to Serve
When you tea is ready pour it into your favorite tea cup or remove the strainer.