Tea is a big part of many peoples lives and we estimate that across the world over 29 million cups of Ahmad Tea are enjoyed every day. If you’re reading this then it’s likely that you love a cup of tea, but are you really getting the most from your tea? Well it’s time to find out. Our expert Tea Taster, Dominic Marriott’ is here to show you the way to make the perfect cup of tea using loose tea in a teapot.
Warm the teapot with hot water. Having a cold teapot will cool the water so the tea will not brew properly.
Give the water a little swirl around and then pour it away.
Next it’s time to add your tea from your caddy. It’s very important to store your tea properly, keeping it airtight and away from moisture.
You can add as much tea, as you want, but the traditional measurement is one teaspoon per person and one extra spoon for the pot.
The next stage is very important – fill your kettle with freshly drawn water and bring it to the boil. If you use water which has already been boiled, a lot of the oxygen will have been lost, so it won’t brew properly and the resulting tea will be very flat. The water must reach boiling point – 100°C but be careful not to over-boil it as a lot of the oxygen will come out.
Sadly most modern electric kettles tend to over-boil the water.
Pour the water straight onto the tea and pop a tea cosy over the pot to keep it as hot as possible
You really need to give the tea a good amount of time, to allow the full flavour to come out. The colour will develop quite quickly, but the flavour will take longer and we say for loose tea you need to give the pot a minimum of 4 minutes to brew.
When the tea has had a good 5 minutes to properly brew, give the pot a quick stir just to mix it up a little bit.
And then it’s ready to drink. Add milk, lemon or sugar and enjoy your perfect cup of tea!
Hibiscus infusions and your health: More than just a tasty brew?
Drinking infusions that contain hibiscus, which often gives the deep red colour in fruity herbals, could be good for your health.
How to make the best afternoon tea at home
Our Tea Taster, Dominic Marriott, and an afternoon tea expert explore how to make the best afternoon tea at home.
The Art of Tea Tasting
From selecting the finest teas that go into Ahmad Tea blends to checking those blends are up to scratch, our team of Tea Tasters are…
Tea in the Land of the Samurai
Exploring the history, geography, culture and production of tea in Japan.
Tea Around the World
Renowned as the epitome of Englishness, the cup of tea has a rich tradition in the British Isles. But there are many other countries where…
Arguably the best known of the teas to come out of Japan, matcha has found its way into a variety of foods and beverages. Although…
Darjeeling’s First & Second Flushes
Having such a unique and interesting profession makes Ahmad Tea’s Tea Tasters quite a hit at dinner parties (if they do say so themselves)
Focus on Africa – Tea in Uganda
Our African Tea journey arrives in Uganda, a country that has overcome political turmoil to become Africa’s second largest tea producing country.
Jasmine tea is the most famous scented tea produced in China and can be thought of as its national drink. The classical technique of scenting…