Brewing the perfect cup of tea is fairly simple. You will extract the most pleasure from fine tea, steeped with care. But how to brew hot tea? You should keep in mind that the way a cup of tea is brewed plays an enormous part in how the tea finally tastes. Fine tea leaves and a good brew make your perfect cup!
How much to use
This depends on how you like your tea but a good rule of thumb is, a good teaspoon of tea and one cup of water per person.
Water & its temperature
The water is best freshly filtered and should not be re-boiled because this diminishes the oxygen content. For good leaf tea the water should be below boiling temperature.
Pour the hot water over the tea leaves, cover it if it’s in a pot, and infuse to taste. Different teas need different infusing times. Experiment to find your ideal steeping time, but take care about steeping for too long or you’ll find your tea has turned bitter.
Some people like adding sugar, milk, honey or lemon to their tea. For black tea, these are all suitable and helps in enhancing the natural flavours of the tea. In green tea, you could add a touch of lemon. But for white tea and oolong tea, we suggest drinking it as it is.