Are you interested in how to make the various types of teas? Learn the secrets of making them with us. Making tea is not complicated at all. It will be child’s play to you with our tea-making guidelines. It requires only the experience you gain after making a couple of cups. One or two teaspoons are added to 1.5dl of water. Another teaspoon is added for the pot.
Do you want to know how to make specific types of teas? Follow the trail of tea with us...
Making Black Tea
Black tea is one of the easiest teas to make. Black tea should be steeped for two to three minutes if we want a stimulus, five minutes to have an effect on digestion. It depends on the type and taste of tea you want to attain. Only make one brew from one batch of tea. Otherwise the tea will lose its marked taste. Chinese teas can be used for more than one brew, and the same applies to pu-erh teas.
Making Green Tea
Making green tea is a little more complicated than making black tea. Do you want to have really good green tea? Let boiling water stand for a couple of minutes, to get it to around 80 degrees. If you poured really hot water onto green tea, the brew would contain tannins and this would make the tea bitter. Two to three brews can be made from green tea.
Making Oolong Tea
Do you want to discover the taste of semi-green oolong tea, but don’t know how to correctly prepare it? Let the water cool to approximately 90 degrees. Oolong tea is steeped for two to five minutes. One batch can be used to prepare up to five cups.
Making Yellow Tea
Yellow teas are popular due to their distinct aroma and excellent taste. Their preparation is in no way complicated. Pour water at a temperature of around 80 degrees onto yellow tea. Steep for three minutes. One batch can be used to prepare up to three brews.
Making White Tea
Do you really want to enjoy white tea? Making white tea is very simple. Water at a temperature of around 90 degrees is poured onto white tea. You can let it steep for up to five minutes. It only depends on how strong you want it. You can make up to three brews from one batch of tea.
Making Blooming Tea
The popularity of blooming teas has been rising recently. It is ideal to make blooming teas in a see-through glass teapot. How is it done? Pour water at a temperature of 80 to 90 degrees onto blooming tea. Let it stand for three minutes. During this time the tea will bloom beautifully. You can make up to three brews from one batch of blooming tea.
Making Fruit Tea
Fruit tea is popular not only due to its excellent fruity taste, but also its easy preparation. This is because it is hard to steep fruit tea for too long, even though you can get an astringent and sourish taste. Boiling water is poured onto it. It is left to steep for five to eight minutes. But be careful, if you sieve the tea too early, it won’t have time to steep properly.
Making Rooibos and Honeybush Teas
These two teas are similar in their taste, appearance and preparation. Boiling water is poured onto them and they are left to stand for five minutes. If you exceed this time, however, you don’t have to worry that the teas will go bitter. One batch can be used to prepare only one drink. If a tea is steeped from the same leaves more than once, it loses its characteristic taste and aroma.
Making Herbal Tea
Herbal teas are a wide category of teas that are made in various ways. Pour boiling water onto the herbs and let them steep for eight to fifteen minutes. Always comply with the time stated on the tea packet. This is because herbal teas can easily go bitter. One batch can be used to prepare only one drink.
Making Mate Tea
If you want to make what is called mate, there are two basic ways. The first is the original South American way, the second is European. What is the difference between them? In South America the tea is prepared in dried gourd, known as a calabash. Warm water is poured onto two or three teaspoons of tea. Preparation continues after a few minutes. Hot water is then poured into the vessel. The tea is ready in three minutes. If the South American option is too complicated for you, try the European one. In the European variant water at a temperature of 80 degrees is poured onto the mate. It is left to steep for three to five minutes.
Making Ayurvedic Tea
Have you not yet tried our e-shop/teas/Ayurvedic teas? Now you can make it yourself at home. Making Ayurvedic tea is very simple. Boiling water is poured onto the tea and it is left to steep for five to eight minutes.
Making Lapacho Tea
Lapacho tea is a tea that is credited with beneficial effects on the human organism. Making it is slightly different to making other teas. One litre of water requires one soupspoon of lapacho tea. Bring the tea to the boil and boil for five minutes. Then let the lapacho steep for another fifteen minutes.
Making Pu-erh Tea
The way to make pu-erh tea varies from type to type. It greatly depends on whether you have green or black pu-erh. The difference is primarily in the temperature of the water you pour on the tea. For green tea choose a temperature of 80 degrees, for black tea hot water. Pu-erh is steeped for three to five minutes.
Making Ice Tea
Use the recommended quantity of the selected tea specified on the label, pour it into a warmed pout and add boiling water. Let it steep for the time specified on the label. Then sieve the brew and sweeten to taste. Fill the individual glasses or a jug up to 2/3 of the way up with ice cubes and pour the hot tea into them evenly.
Fill a glass up to 2/3 of the way up with ice cubes and pour in the finished and flavoured hot tea. Thanks to the temperature shock the tea will retain all its active substances compared to a tea that we let stand and cool, and will also have a standout taste and aroma.
When using a cold brew, use double the quantity of selected tea specified on the label, pour it into a glass vessel and pour in cold water up to 2/3 of the way up. Let it steep for 10-15 minutes and then pour it through a sieve into a pot or jug 1/3 filled with ice. It is ready!
Use sugar, lemon and other ingredients for flavouring shortly before the tea is poured onto ice cubes. This is because in finished ice tea it is very hard for any sweetener to dissolve.