Brewing the Perfect Pot of Tea

Brewing a perfect pot of tea is not difficult, but there are a few tips to help you. Pouring Teapot

  • Start with good tea. Not all teas are made the same, so a better tea will make a better pot of tea. Loose tea or bag tea is up to you.
  • Use good water. Filtered water or tap water that has been allowed to sit out from the tap overnight are your best bets.
  • Boil your water fully, then turn down the heat and allow the water to heat for another 5 minutes. This helps remove any last impurities in your water. Then return water to a full boil.
  • Warm up your serving teapot by adding a little of the hot water to it and swirl it around the pot. Empty that water out.
  • Add tea to your pot first, then water. Use about a teaspoon of loose tea for each cup, plus one for the pot. Or use one tea bag per cup.
  • Allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes. The longer the steeping time, the stronger the tea will be. But, don’t allow it to get too strong. You can end up with bitter tea and cold water that way.
  • Use an infuser, or strainer, with loose tea as you pour the tea from the teapot into the tea cups. When using tea bags, remove them from the pot before pouring into the cups.
  • And finally, only fill the tea cups about two-thirds full, never to the brim. You want to allow for milk, sugar or lemon to be added and stirred in the cup without spilling over.

That’s it. Pretty simple. So enjoy your tea in your wonderful teapots and tea cups.

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