Came here looking for the right way to brew your teas? You’ll be an expert by the time you finish reading this! 

 

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, next to water! It was an enduring legacy and a rich heritage of culture, conventions and ceremonies. From the bold and robust flavors of black tea to the delicate and subtle notes of green and white tea, there is a tea to suit every taste and occasion. 

 

But brewing tea right is the secret key to unlocking Mother Nature’s timeless gift. Brew it right, and it delights the senses and the soul. Brew it wrong, and you can anger the tea gods!

Brewing tea is both a science and an art and here’s how you can ace it.

 

Black Tea

Black tea is known for its bold, robust flavor and is often enjoyed with milk and sugar. Here are the steps to make a perfect cup of black tea.

Hot preparation :

Using Tea Bag -

  • Boil 200 ml of freshly drawn  water at 90-100 degrees Celsius
  • Add a tea bag to a cup and pour the hot water over it
  • Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes depending on how strong you like your cup to be
  • Take out the tea bag and sip the tea

Using Loose Leaf Tea -

  • Boil 200 ml of freshly drawn water at 90-100 degrees Celsius
  • Take a good quality teapot, preferably ceramic
  • Warm the tea pot by adding hot water and swirling it all around 
  • Add 2 grams (0.07 oz) of your favorite black tea to the tea pot
  • Pour hot water in the tea pot
  • (Always put leaves first and pour water on these, and never water first!)
  • Switch off the heat, cover it, and let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes depending on how strong you like your cup to be. 

Cold preparation -

  • Serve with ice and add lemon or honey, if desired.

 

Green Tea

Green tea is known for its delicate, grassy flavor and is a great choice for those looking for a lighter, more refreshing tea. Here are the steps to make a perfect cup of green tea.

Hot preparation:

Using tea bag

  • Boil 200 ml of freshly filtered water at 80-90 degrees celsius
  • Add a tea bag to a cup and pour the boiled water over it
  • Let the tea steep for 2-3 minutes depending on how strong you like your cup to be. 
  • Sip the tea while it’s hot!

    Using loose leaf tea

    • Boil 200 ml of freshly filtered water at 80-90 degrees Celsius
    • Add 2 grams (0.07 oz) of your favorite green tea blend to it
    • Switch off the heat, cover it, and let the tea steep for 2-3 minutes depending on how strong you like your cup to be. 
    • Strain into a cup and sip while hot!
    • Cold preparation:

       

      Cold preparation -

      • Serve with ice and add lemon or honey, if desired.

       

      Herbal Tea

      Herbal teas are made from a variety of herbs and plants and flavors. Here are the steps to making a perfect cup of herbal tea.

      Hot preparation :

      Using Tea Bag -

      • Boil 200 ml of freshly filtered water at 90-100 degrees Celsius
      • Add a tea bag to a cup and pour the boiled water over it
      • Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes depending on how strong you like your cup to be. 
      • Sip the tea while it’s hot!

      Using Loose Leaf Tea -

      • Boil 200 ml of freshly filtered water at 90-100 degrees Celsius
      • 2 grams (0.07 oz) of your favorite herbal tea to it
      • Switch off the heat, cover it, and let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes.. 
      • Strain into a cup and sip while hot!

      Cold preparation -

      • Serve with ice and add lemon or honey, if desired.

       

      Infusion : 

      Infusions, in a broader sense, refer to the process of extracting flavors, aromas, or beneficial compounds from various materials by steeping them in a liquid, typically hot water. While herbal teas fall under the category of infusions, not all infusions are herbal teas.

       

      Brewing Instruction :

      Using Tea Bag -

      • 200 ml / 7 oz Freshly Boiled Water
      •  Brew 2g (1 Tsp)  for 3-5 Mins
      •  Add Sweetener as Per Taste. Enjoy!

       

      Using loose leaf/ingredients

      • Add 1-2 tbsp of loose leaf to a tea infuser.
      • Heat water to 200°F (93°C).
      • Preheat the infusion vessel.
      • Pour hot water over loose leaves/flowers/herbs.
      • Steep for 5-7 minutes.
      • Taste and adjust the steeping time if needed.
      • Remove the infuser or strain.
      • Serve and enjoy your flavorful infusion.

       

      Oolong Tea/ White Tea

      Oolong and white teas are known for their delicate, floral flavors and are often enjoyed without milk or sugar. Here are the steps to make a perfect cup of oolong or white tea:

      Hot preparation :

      Using Tea Bag -

      • Boil 200 ml of freshly filtered water at 80-90 degrees Celsius
      • Add a tea bag to a cup and pour the boiled water over it
      • Let the tea steep for 4-5 minutes depending on how strong you like your cup to be. 
      • Sip the tea while it’s hot!

      Using Loose Leaf tea -

      • Boil 200 ml of freshly filtered water at 80-90 degrees Celsius in a saucepan
      • Add 2 grams (0.07 oz) of your favorite green tea blend to it
      • Switch off the heat, cover it, and let the tea steep for 4-5 minutes depending on how strong you like your cup to be. 
      • Strain into a cup and sip while hot!

       

      Cold preparation -

      • Serve with ice and add lemon or honey, if desired.

       

      Matcha

      Matcha is a special type of green tea that is made from finely ground green tea leaves. It has a unique, earthy flavor and is often used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Here are the steps to

      make a perfect cup of matcha.

      Hot preparation :

      Using Matcha Tea Powder -

      • Boil 200 ml of freshly filtered water at 80-90 degrees Celsius in a saucepan
      • In a cup, add 2 grams of Matcha green tea, add a bit of hot water and stir it to make a fine paste. 
      • Add the remaining hot water and keep whisking/stirring to blend it properly.
      • Lastly, sip while it’s hot!
      • Add milk of your choice to make it a latte. 

       

      Cold preparation -

      • Serve with ice and enjoy.

       

      Instant Lattes and Mixes 

      An instant premix is a convenient and quick way to make a latte at home or in the office. It typically consists of a pre-measured amount of instant tea/coffee, powdered milk, and sugar, all mixed together in one sachet or packet.  Here’s how you can easily make yourself a delicious cup.

      •  Add 1 Tsp/2.5 g to 200 ml Hot/Cold Milk.
      • Blend it well. 
      • For vegan latte, add nut milk. For iced latte, chill & add iced cubes. 
      • Can also be served with water.

        For iced tea premix: 

        Place 1 scoop in a glass. Add 200 ml/7 oz cold water and mix well. Add ice cubes to chill & enjoy!

        Some instant latte premixes also come in different flavors such as mocha or caramel. Instant latte premixes are a great option for those who want a quick and easy way to enjoy a latte without the need for specialized equipment or ingredients.
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      • Iced Teas - Pitcher Preparation

      Summer is here and all of us are leaning toward our all-time favorite iced teas. If you too are someone who loves the fruity and floral flavors of refreshing iced teas, here’s how you can brew yourself and your family a delicious tall glass.

       

      • Place 1 tea bag (10 g) in a pitcher
      • Add 8.45 oz/250 ml of freshly boiled water (212°F/100°C)
      • Cover the lid & steep for 5-7 mins
      • Remove the tea bag & allow it to cool down
      • Add 25.36 oz/750 ml of chilled water & refrigerate for 1-2 hours
      • Add sweetener as per taste
      • Add ice cubes & enjoy it chilled

        Brewing the perfect cup of tea can be a simple process if you know the right steps to follow. Remember to use fresh, cold water and adjust the steeping time and temperature according to the type of tea you are brewing. Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to create your own perfect cup of tea. Happy brewing!
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