However, for busy tea lovers on the go, your favorite brew doesn’t need to be left behind, even if your schedule only allows for a quick cuppa! Over time you may have developed your own brewing method that delivers the perfect balance of flavor and aroma you require. Each tea lover may have bespoke brewing methods; however, they all agree that there is always time for tea!
Follow this step-by-step recipe
Run the cold tap for a few seconds for fresh aerated water. Then fill the kettle to the appropriate level and allow it to boil. Don’t reboil the water as this diminishes the oxygen levels, which helps to enhance flavor.
Select a mug or cup and add tea leaves or a teabag of your favorite tea. Tea leaf measurements will differ depending on the tea; check the packaging for instructions.
Pour the hot water over the tea leaves or tea bag and gently stir. The water temperature will differ depending on the tea. Check the packaging for guidance. For example, black tea bags require boiling water of 212 F.
All teas require a little time to steep and release their decadent flavors. The longer the steeping time, the better the taste. Generally, black tea will require a steeping time of approximately 4-5 minutes.
Stir the tea and if using a teabag, give it a gentle squeeze with the teaspoon against the side of the cup. Remove the tea bag or tea leaves using a tea strainer.
Add a teaspoon of honey for extra sweetness and milk if required. Then, find a nice cozy, quiet spot to sit and enjoy your perfect brew.