How to Make Tea

How to Make Tea

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This section has been created to explain how to make tea! All types of tea actually require slightly different brewing techniques.

If you have ever been served or prepared a cup of tea that didn't taste so good, you know that there are certain things that can affect making tea.

How to Brew Tea with a Tea Bag

The major mistake that people make when making tea with a tea bag is the temperature of the water and squeezing out the tea bag.

Squeezing the tea bag will create a bitter tasting tea. Tea is meant to steep. Do not stir or touch the tea bag once it is in the cup or tea pot.

The water quality is also important, and make sure you bring the water to a boil if you are making black tea. Green Tea and White Tea are best made with water that does not quite reach a boil

If you use a tea cup, one tea bag per cup is adequate, if using a tea pot, typically two tea bags will do to make the perfect cup of tea.

How to Make Herbal Tea

Making herbal tea is a little different than making tea with a tea bag. Visit our Herbal Tea Guide for specific herbal tea instructions on making 100's of herbal teas. We also have put together How To Make Herbal Tea section for general herbal tea brewing instructions.

How to Make Loose Tea

Making loose tea is very different than making tea with a tea bag. Loose tea is leaf tea as opposed to tea dust and it is much more potent. You will need an infuser or empty tea bags. You can purchase both these items from your local tea merchant or online.

To brew a pot of tea with loose tea requires a teaspoon of tea or less. Typically your tea will be ready after steeping for 2-3 minutes. You can then re-use the tea leaves and brew a second and third pot, steeping each pot for 2 minutes longer than the previous.

While loose tea can be more expensive than tea bags, you can get much more tea for your money, making loose tea actually less expensive than tea bags in the long run. It also is much better for you!

How to Make Green Tea

Our How to Make Green Tea section is a great resource for brewing the perfect cup of green tea.

I hope you found this information on how to make tea useful, and the quality of your tea improves with these tricks.

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