Tea Brewing Instructions

Tea Brewing Instructions

We offer a wide range of teas from all around the world.

Hence, understandably, it is a little difficult to remember the brewing methods and temperature.

Because of that, we have prepared a Tea Lovers Handbook to help you get started on your tea journey. These are some of the tips from the Handbook.

1. Black Teas

Black Tea is one of the most commonly drank tea. It is more oxidized than the other types of teas. Some of the most renowned black teas are Earl Grey Tea, English Breakfast Tea, Darjeeling Tea and various others.

Brewing Time: 3 to 4 minutes

Brewing Temperature: 100° C

– Read 3 Black Tea Pairing tips for Beginner

2. Green Teas

Tea farmers steam freshly harvested tea leaves to make green teas. As compared to other fermented teas, it contains more antioxidants and minimal oxidation.

Ancient Japanese textbooks have recommended it, e.g. to improve concentration. In addition, today, its healing powers are the subject of much scientific research.

Brewing Time: 2-3 minutes

Brewing Temperature: 80° C

Read more: 3 Green Tea Pairing Tips for Beginner

Read more: Green Tea 101

3. Oolong Teas

Oolong is a semi-fermented tea produced in China through a unique process of withering and oxidation prior to curling and twisting. Its secret lies in the fermentation of the leaf’s outer edges, while the heart of the leaf remains unfermented. In fact, the extent of oxidation of the teas will produce very different taste and aroma.

Oolong tea is very popular among the Chinese community in south China and Southeast Asia. Indeed, some of the most famous Oolong teas are such as Tie Kuan Yin and Da Hong Pao.

Brewing Time: 1 to 2 minutes

Brewing Temperature: 80° C

Read more: 2 Oolong Tea Pairing Tips for Beginner

4. Herbal and Fruit Teas

Generally, there are many types of herbs and it is non-caffeinated. In fact, ancient civilisations have treasured and recommended herbal teas for their beneficial effects on the nerves and internal organs.

On the other hand, the basic ingredients of fruit tea are apple, hibiscus and rose hip. A tea master can mix herbs or fruit teas with different types of teas to create a fun and fruity tea blend. However, in recent times, more types of ingredients have been used to create exciting new flavours.

Brewing Time: 4 to 5 minutes

Brewing Temperature: 100° C

5. Matcha

Matcha is a Japanese green powdered tea that is harvested from shade-grown tea leaves which are high in chlorophyll levels. Therefore, it has a complex and rich taste with smooth finishing. We do highly recommended it for its tremendous health benefits.

Brewing Time: 1 to 2 minutes

Brewing Temperature: 80° C

Read more: Matcha 101

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