Find the best secrets and steps to follow in order to prepare a good cup of tea
There is plenty of evidence that regularly drinking tea can have a lasting impact on your wellness.
Our teas are very similar to white teas, but they contain a blend of herbs, spices, fruits or other plants in addition to tea leaves and the great component: The Reishi mushroom.
But which would be the stepping to make the tea taste better?
1. Choose the best Water
The water makes up over 90% of the end product. The type of water has a big impact on taste of water. This naturally also impacts the taste of the tea.
If there is a noticeable unpleasant taste (metallic, chlorine, earthiness, etc.) it will come through in the tea. The PH level is important too. Ideally, your tea brewing water should be neutral, with pH as close to 7 as possible. On the other hand, Alkaline water increases the antioxidant power of tea.
The water quality attributes should be within this range:
Hardness: 40-120 ppm is ideal (4-8 dH). Hard water can flatten taste.
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS): 100–300 ppm
PH: Neutral (between 6–8) (Note: Your brewed tea will be slightly more acidic, with a pH of 4.5–6)
Chlorine: As close to 0 as possible
2. Warm up the Pot
For best results, always make tea with fresh water, not water that has been previously boiled or has been sitting around.
Herbal tea should be brewed with water that is full boiling. You should generally use water that is around 212 F, which is when is rolling boil.
3. Measure your tea
The approximate weight of the tea should be 2,5 grams of tea per cup. That would be one heaping teaspoon of tea.
4. Time the Steep
Steep time is one of the most important things to nail when it comes to brewing up a tasty cup of tea. Our Herbal teas should rest for 3 or 4 minutes.
5. Leaf Expansion
All teas require room for the leaf to expand as it steeps. Whatever preparation method you use make sure there is enough room for the leaf to expand 3-5 times in size as it steeps. Brewing the leaves loose in the pot and then straining works well, as do tea infusers and T-sacs. Whatever type of infuser you use, make sure there is plenty of room for the leaves to expand so the full flavor of the tea gets released into your cup.
6. Stop the Steeping
Once the tea has steeped for the proper amount of time, separate the leaves from the liquid. This stops the steeping process so the tea does not oversteep and become bitter. Using T-sacs or filters makes this step easy. When the leaves are removed, the tea is ready to be served. Enjoy!