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giveseapls  asked:

Excuse if the question sounds a bit silly but . . . What is the proper way of brewing tea?

The beauty about tea is if you enjoy your brew there is really no wrong way to prepare it. That being said, to make a good cuppa involves several steps. Depending on the type of tea you’re making there is an optimum temperature. For white tea 80 °C (175 °F), green tea 80 °C (175 °F), oolong 90 °C (195 °F), black tea 90 °C (195 °F), and herbal 96 °C (205 °F). So prepare your water accordingly.

You might wonder how on earth do you expect anyone to gauge the temperature of boiling water for tea and what’s the point. The secret to a good cup of tea is in water temperature and brew time, allowing perfect diffusion will make your tea tasty instead watery or bitter. A little trick to temp gauging water is simply just to bring your water to a boil and wait for it cool for a certain amount of time before filling your tea pot/mug.

Water boils at 100 °C (212 °F), to reach 80 °C (175 °F) cool for 6-7 minutes, and 90 °C (195 °F) cool 3-5 minutes. Most tea companies do give you instructions for brew time in the packaging, however the rule of thumb is: black tea brew 3-5 minutes, green 2-4minutes, white 1 minute, and herbal varies usually around 3-6 minutes. I’ll post a little gif to show the steps, hope this was of help.

Cheers,
The Tea Drinkers Guide