HOW TO STEEP TEA…

Tea pot

Did you know that there is an art to steeping your tea ? Get it wrong and the tea can taste quite different. Follow the guide below to the temperature and time you should steep your tea for.

Black Tea – 206°F – 97°C – 2-3 minutes
Green Tea – 175°F – 79°C – 1 minute
Herbal Tea – 208°F – 98°C – 4-5 minutes
Oolong Tea – 195°F – 90°C – 3 minutes
White Tea – 175°F – 80°C – 30 seconds
Rooibos Tea – 208°F – 98°C – 5-6 minutes
Chai Tea – low boil – 10-10 minutes

If you go to http://sexyredheadednuns.org/Tea/HowToMakeTea.html you can find out exactly what to steep each type of tea in, and anything else you may want to find out about steeping your tea.

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9 thoughts on “HOW TO STEEP TEA…

  1. In my experience, the amount of time black tea needs to brew varies between 3 minutes and 7 minutes. With something with small leaf, like English Breakfast, 3 minutes can be enough. The larger the leaves get, the longer it seems to need. My current batch of Yunnan seems to need 7.

    I tend to give the green tea just 30 seconds, at just off the boil.

    I think we all have different preferred tastes!

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