The Proper Way to Brew Tea
After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. But did you know that many are making tea wrong?
This may not seem important to some, but when tea is brewed properly, it has so many medicinal advantages to it. Tea can improve the health of an individual so much. But brewing a cup of tea is actually quite easy. Follow these easy steps and you will be drinking your way to health.
The caffeine in a cup of tea will depend on how long the tea has been brewed. Usually, there are 15-70 mg per cup of tea. The length that the tea leaves are brewed, as well as the quality of the leaves will influence how much caffeine is in the tea. The longer a tea is infused, the less caffeine there will be available to the body, so a shorter brew may be more beneficial to those that want the caffeine.
The water used should always be fresh cold water. The water should not be allowed to sit in a pot for several hours or overnight. The best way would be to use bottled water. The water quality will also help to make a difference in the perfect cup of tea.
Do note that after boiling the water, allow it to cool for a minute before pouring over the tea bag. Allow to steep based on the kind of tea you have chosen. Follow these guidelines:
• white tea should be steeped for 1 to 2 minutes at 149-158 degrees
• Yellow tea should be steeped for 1-2 minutes at 158-167 degrees
• Green tea should be steeped for 1-2 minutes at 167-176 degrees
• Oolong tea should be steeped for 2-3 minutes at 176-185 degrees
• Black tea should be steeped for 2-3 minutes at 210 degrees
• Herbal tea should be steeped for 3-6 minutes at 210 degrees