Best Tea Brewing Method, Make Flower Tea Like A Pro

Every tea is unique. To maximize the subtle flavours and special qualities of each tea you should know and use some simple brewing methods and adapt them to your own taste. Please remember, these are guidelines and not rules – only you can decide the best way for you to brew your tea.

Water Temperature

Different types of tea require different temperatures of water – black and purer tea needs boiling water, but this will burn green and white teas – the water for these should be slightly cooler at around 165-185°F (75-85°C), depending on the tea.

Water Quality

Tea has a delicate flavour that can easily be ruined by ‘hard’ water. Any water that has a ‘taste’ (and is therefore affected by additives) is not recommended, but this can easily be rectified. Either use spring water with a low mineral content, or simply filter the water (a filter jug is fine).

Warming the pot

Simply pour boiling water into the vessel you are going to use, let it stand for a short while, rinse it around and pour it out. If you’re going to the trouble to use water of a correct temperature, it makes sense to keep it at that temperature while the tea brews. Warming the pot prevents the water from cooling too quickly.

Tea Brewing – General Guidelines

Herbal / Flower Tea
Capacity Single Serve: 250 – 350ml
Quantity of Tea: 1 Tea Bag (3 – 5 grams)
Water Temperature: 90-95°C (195-205°F)
Steep Time : 5 – 8 minutes

Blooming Tea
Capacity Single Serve: 500 – 600ml
Quantity of Tea: 1 Tea Ball
Water Temperature: 100°C (212°F)
Steep Time : 8 minutes

How to Enjoy Blooming Tea

There are a number of ways to serve and enjoy blooming tea You can serve blooming tea in a long glass or if more than one, a glass teapot may be appropriate.

Iced Blooming Tea is great in summer

  1. Select a heat resistant glass container.
  2. Add hot water.
  3. Place a blooming tea ball into the water and wait for 3-4 min allowing the tea to steep.
  4. Place the container in the refrigerator for at least one hour.