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Here are some popular methods for making tea at home.

Infuser in cup. A mug tea infuser is a simple and complete way to brew by combining two tools. The infuser gives you a perfect, even brew every time and allows you to brew fine ground teas like Rooibos tea, as well as large whole leaf teas.

the French press You can use a French press tor prepare several cups of tea at once. Be sure not to oversteep the tea, as the leaves are not removed after steeping.

Filters for tea preparation A tea strainer sits above the cup and holds the tea leaves in a mesh basket. You pour hot water over the strainer and it passes over the tea leaves and through the mesh. Remove the strainer and enjoy your tea. Just remember that you won’t have much prep time with this method, but it’s a good option for a quick cup.

Paper sachet Paper bags are great for making tea, or you can make your own using a coffee filter. Paper bag tea bags are disposable or compostable and easy to brew and brew.

Teapot A classic teapot is another great way to brew your favorite tea. Choose an iron teapot to brew your favorite Asian green tea, or use a glass teapot for white tea. Or use a teapot with a strainer to which heated water is added.

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Considerations to help you learn how to make the tastiest tea at home.

Use the ideal water temperature.

Try to avoid heating water in the microwave, as it may make the tea bitter. Instead, make tea using water boiled on the stove or electric kettle for a fresher flavor.

    Tender: 212 degrees

    Green tea: 175 to 180 degrees

    white tea: 175 to 180 degrees

    Oolong tea: 195 degrees

    Pu’er tea: 212 degrees

    Purple tea: 175 to 180 degrees

    Herbal tea: 212 degrees

    Rooibos tea: 212 degrees

    Pay attention to the quality of the water. Use clean, filtered water instead of tap water, as the tea may have a “strange” taste, especially if you have well or hard water.

    Keep an eye on the clock. Infusion times vary depending on the type of tea blend or tea leaves used. You may have to experiment until you find the right time, but it’s best to do a little taste test every 30 seconds as you go.

        Black 1 level teaspoon. per 6 oz. full boiling (212°) 3-5 minutes
        Green 1 level teaspoon. per 6 oz. lively steam cooking (175-180°) 1-2 minutes
        White 2 level teaspoons. per 6 oz. lively steam cooking (175-180°) 2-3 minutes
        Oolong 1 level teaspoon. per 6 oz. almost boiling (195°) 2-3 minutes
        Pu-erh 1 heaping teaspoon per 6 ounces. full boiling (212°) 5 minutes
        Viola 1 heaping teaspoon per 6 ounces. lively steam cooking (175-180°) 3 minutes
        Company 1 level teaspoon. per 6 oz. steam cooking (150-160°) 3-5 minutes
        Herbal 1 heaping teaspoon per 6 ounces. full boiling (212°) 5-10 minutes
        Rooibos 1 level teaspoon. per 6 oz. full boiling (212°) 5-10 minutes
        • Use the right amount of tea leaves. Use more tea leaves for a stronger brew. A good starting point is to use 1 teaspoon of tea for every six ounces of water, then add more if you find you prefer a stronger flavor or a deeper, richer flavor.

        • Stay up to date on tea trends. Trends in tea change regularly. THE most popular current trends include Chai tea, Matcha teanew tea blends with spices, mushroom teas like Chaga, Hojicha tea, new flavors and biodegradable tea bags.

        With the right tools, the right quality teas, and a little practice, it’s easy to make delicious tea at home. Find the tea brewing and brewing method that works best for you, and remember to use the cleanest, freshest water and best tea blends possible.

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