Welcome to my House ! Would you like Coffee or Tea? I have a collection of both. And depending on time of day I might be drinking any of them. In the morning it’s usually Coffee ,Ice Tea and Hot Tea in that order . For my son it’s only Hot tea only which he loves with Honey. I always serve my tea in my Grandma china cups with a touch of honey or sugar . But do you know how to make a perfect Cup of Tea ?
How to Get That Perfect Cup of Tea
- To make a tea stronger, don’t steep it for longer. Unless it’s an herbal, steeping a tea for too long will make it bitter rather than strong. Instead, add more tea leaves or bags!
- As a general rule, use one level teaspoon or 2 grams for every cup (8 oz) you’re making. Fluffier ingredients like mint and chamomile, or teas with larger leaves like green tea or oolong could use an extra teaspoon.
- Tea bag teas are usually one per cup (8 oz) of tea, though you can always double-up when you want it stronger!
- Spring water is ideal for brewing, but not necessary for making a good cup of tea. If possible, use fresh cold water. Never use water from the hot water tap. Let the tap water run for a few seconds until it is quite cold; this ensures that the water is aerated (full of oxygen) to release the full flavor of the tea leaves.
- Try not to let your water reach a rolling boil, as that will release oxygen and result in a flat-tasting cup of tea.
- If brewing with loose leaf tea, there are several different types of infusers available; sometimes you’ll need to experiment a little until you find the perfect one for you.
- Many teas are good for a second (even third!) steeping. Multiple steepings can bring out more subtle flavors and notes. Commonly, oolong, green tea, white tea and pu-erh fall into this category. Give it a shot—you might end up liking the second infusion better than the first!
If a tea doesn’t taste quite right the first time around, experiment with changing the steeping time, water temperature, and tea amount until you find the flavor you enjoy.https://www.stashtea.com/blogs/education/81153347-how-to-brew-tea
Yixing clay Tea Pots :
My favorite Teas run from Earl Grey, Jasmine and oloong. My hubby and Son likes the black tea that are strong and robust. Whatever your choice you need a tea pot and yes ! I have a collection here’s a great guide to Chinese Tea pots http://www.thechineseteashop.com/how-to-choose-teapot.html
My hubby buys them for me for special occasions and They are not only pretty on a shelf but useful. And Yes ! I use them Lisa