Tuesday Tea Time: Tips for Rookie Tea Drinkers1/01/2013
As I'm sure you could tell, a new year brings new content! I've teamed up with Kristen from thekristenproject.com to bring you a new weekly series that's all about tea. Not only do she and I share the same name (with the same spelling, holla!), we also share a love and appreciation of tea. So, to kick off this new series, we thought we'd start with some basics; the how and what of tea, if you will.
I'm certainly no tea connoisseur, but I do know a thing or two about how to properly brew your tea for optimum flavor and enjoyment, as well as a bit about certain types of tea and their benefits.
Let's get into it, shall we?
How to Brew a Bangin' Cup of Tea
If you're a rookie tea drinker, I'm assuming you're using tea bags rather than loose tea, so let's talk about how to brew a great cup of bagged tea:
- Fill your tea pot or kettle with room temp or cold water. Don't use hot water from the tap because it will change the flavor of your tea.
- Just before your water becomes boiling (or the tea kettle whistles), remove your kettle and pour over your tea bag. In my experience boiling water lessens the flavor.
- Steep 2-3 minutes, or longer depending on your preference.
- If you prefer a sweeter tea, add your milk, sugar, honey or lemon at this point.
Popular Types of Tea1) Black Tea
2) White Tea
3) Green Tea
4) Herbal Tea
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