Home Brewing Tea Experience
We provide all amenities for the best home brewing here at Teazer World Tea Market! We sell all the loose leaf tea that we use to brew our delicious teas in our teahouse. If you would like to brew a pot of great tasting tea in the comfort of your own home, here are some tips for you:
FOR SOOTHING HOT TEA
The Four Golden Rules for a delicious cup of hot tea:
- Use a teapot.
- Bring fresh, cold tap water to a full boil.
(Note: If your water is heavily chlorinated or contains other objectionable odors, filter before boiling for best tasting tea)
- Use one teaspoon or one tea bag per cup
- Pour boiling water over tea and brew by the clock 3 to 5 minutes and serve
For the best flavor, preheat the teapot with a little hot water prior to use and cover your teapot with a cozy to retain heat during the brewing process.
REFRESHING ICED TEA
For small quantities, proceed as for hot tea and pour over ice. For large quantities, prepare concentrate as follows:
- Bring one quart of cold water to a rolling boil.
- Remove from heat and add 8-10 teabags per quart of brewed tea as desired.
- Steep 3-5 minutes and pour over remaining cold water or ice cubes.
- To serve, pour into tall glasses filled with ice, garnish or sweeten as desired.
SPECIAL GUIDELINES FOR GREEN TEA
- When water comes to a boil, remove from the source of heat and allow water to sit for ten minutes.
- Pour this hot water over the Green Tea and allow tea to brew for approximately one minute.
(Note: The brewing times may be shortened for lengthened according to your taste)
SPECIAL GUIDELINES FOR ‘BIG’ OOLONGS & WHITE TEAS
The best thing to say when dealing with any tea is – the larger and more delicate looking the leaf, the lower the water temperature. Of course, all of this may be modified according to your own personal taste. These instructions are only to be used as a starting point. Everyone should adjust time, temperature and amount of tea up and down until they find their perfect pot.
White and Oolong Tea
- Usually, you will want to use between 180-190° water for big oolongs and white teas, otherwise it will scorch.
- Time is a little different since oolongs will need to steep a bit longer than white tea – oolongs 5-7 minutes and white tea 3-4 minutes.
- Black teas require much hotter water for proper extraction.