200 to 212 degrees °F
3 to 5 minutes
How to Brew Tea
How a tea is brewed can make all the difference between an amazing tea experience and an unremarkable one. So here’s what you should consider when you want to brew your next cup of tea.
Keep in mind that each type of tea requires slightly different steeping techniques. For the best cup, follow the recommended measurements, water temperature, and steeping time outlined on the package of tea. Experiment with different quantities of tea or steeping durations.
First rule, never use hot tap water to speed up the boiling process as this adds additional impurities from your home’s water heater.
Before you pour hot water over your tea, consider the type of tea you’re brewing. Different types of tea have different ideal brewing temperatures and steeping times that will yield the best flavor out of that specific tea. Do not use previously boiled water as it will have been de-oxygenated. Spring water is preferred over tap water.