How to Make a Good Cup of Tea
Start with the wat pandora bracelets er. Whether you use bags or loose tea, water is the second most important ingredient. Off tastes in your water, such as chlorine, iron, or sulfur will make your tea noxious to smell and drink. Fill an empty kettle with 1 cup (250ml) fresh, cold water. Tap water is acceptable for most purposes, but a truly great cup of tea starts with filtered water or spring water. Never use distilled water, or previously boiled water. When the water boils, pour it into your teapot and cover with its lid. Refill your tea kettle, and return it to the stove. Let the boiling water sit for about a minute, so the water is just below the boiling point. Let the tea steep until ready. The time will vary, dep pandora bracelets ending on the type of tea:
About one minute for green tea.
Three to six minutes for black tea.
Six to eight minutes for Oolong teas
Eight to twelve minutes for herbal teas.
Note: if you like stronger tea, don’t steep longer add more tea, instead.
If you’re making green tea, don’t steep it for more than a minute or two. After a while, it becomes saturated and begins to get bitter.
Putting the tea in the water before you boil it will produce stewed tea. It’s a very strong tea usually drunk with a lot of sugar and is not to everyone’s taste.
If you prefer using tea leaves, the tastes achieved by being patient might be infinite:
Try combining different leaves of similar tastes, buying different brand or quality, (many famous English teas brands’ names are the surname of the families that used to make the mixture).
Grannies used to keep apple skins inside tea leaves’ wooden boxes for a few months until the tea tasted like apples. Then, when poured, try adding some cinnamon.
When brewing leaves instead of a bag, try boiling the water in a kettle, then pouring the water over tea leaves in a teapot. The teapot should then be drained and refilled with boiling water, effectively brewing the tea twice. This method of only drinking the second batch is a traditional Eastern method, and is used to make sure that any impurities are washed from the leaves.
Enjoy with cookies or tea cake.
Try varying the time that you allow the tea to steep before you add the milk.
You can also heat water on the stove using a saucepan or an old fashioned tea kettle. The tea kettle should make that familiar high pitched whistling noise when the water is boiling.
Using tea bags gives you many opportunities to change the taste of the beverage:
If you have an espresso machine, try putting the tea bag in the espresso metal cup. Tea po pandora bracelets urs through the tea bag instantly (there’s no need to wait).
If you can handle the tea bag by its string, you can shake it inside the cup of hot tea after a few minutes. The tea is going to taste stronger or have a little more ‘aroma’.
If you don’t have an electric kettle and must use a microwave to boil water, it should take about 1 2 minutes on full power to reach boiling point. Let it cool before making tea.
If you prefer tea warm rather than hot, make the tea using boiling water and let it cool on its own or adding ice cubes. Using warm water wi pandora bracelets ll make a very weak tea.