Brewing Tea, Loose Leaf Black Tea - Easily.
Brewing Tea, Black loose leaf tea is easy. First you will be amazed at the flavor when drinking this loose leaf. Your taste buds will thank you.
This is one of the easiest teas to brew. Many of us where introduce to Black tea in the form of popular name brandteabags with Orange Pekoe written on the box. Still there are a few things to consider when brewing it in loose leaf form. Before we get started if you are not familiar with
brewing tea basics
you might want to check it out.
The How To - Of Brewing Loose Leaf Black Tea
When brewing tea,loose leaf Black tea, it can withstand a higher water temperature. Still care is needed when brewing. Steep the leaves too long and you will have a bitter tasting tea.
Black tea leaves for the most part are best brewed only once. On occasion I personally have re-brewed abatch, but the flavor is just not as intense.
To brew a cup of black tea, here are some standard guidelines.Water Temperature190 F - 200 F88 C- 93 c
Here is what the water should look like at this temperature."String of Pearls"
What does a "string of pearls" look like in water?
This is when the water almost comes to a boil. You will see tiny bubbles appear to loop near theperimeter of the your kettle or pot.How long to brew?
First always follow the time frame provided by your tea merchants. This should be on the label.For one steeping only brew a minimum of 2 to 3 minutes to a maximum of 5 minutes.
A Few Tips for Loose Leaf Black Tea.
I’ve said this before, I'm going to say it again - Always cover your loose leaf tea leaves while brewing. Theleaves will only unfurl (open up) if covered.
When purchasing Black loose leaf tea, buy only what you think you will consume within one year.When in doubt buy a small amount
Just make sure when trying a new type..buy a small amount first. If you like it buy more next time.
When storing Black Tea make sure you keep the bags tightly closed. Black aromas should be seperated from the other teas.Reason - the others will pick up the flavors of the aromas.
Learn more about
Loose Leaf Black Tea.Here is my favorite way to brew a morning cup of tea.
The tea press allows me to steep my tea and keep it in the same pot to serve from. This makes it easier in the morining when things get a little busy. I don't have to transfer the tea to another pot.
Bodum Assam 34-Ounce Glass Tea Press with Stainless-Steel Filter It's the best.
There are many press pots available to brew your favorite loose leaf tea.