Brew the Perfect Tea
As with all the finest things in life, a little care and attention in preparing a cup of tea makes all the difference, elevating it from the average to the exquisitely memorable.
- Always use freshly drawn water, as water which has previously been boiled will have become de-oxygenated and will not produce such a good liquor. If possible the water should be filtered to remove the chlorine and other additives that can affect the taste. Softened water will also produce a better liquor.
- The teapot is still the ideal way to brew tea. Use loose tea if possible and one teaspoon of black tea per person plus one for the pot. Warm the teapot first to ensure a better brew, rinsing it with some of the boiled water.
- Once the water reaches a rolling boil it should be poured immediately onto the tea leaves to allow the best brew.
- Check the pack for brewing times as this varies between blends. When brewing, cover the teapot with a tea cosy to keep the heat in.
- Green teas can be brewed in the same way. Once again, please read the pack for the specific brewing times for the blend of choice.