Boiling of water removes the chlorine smell from tap
water so if you are using filtered or purified water, this isn't
By pouring boiled water into cups first, you can warm
the cups while cooling down the water. Let the filled cups aside for
sometime... generally speaking, higher quality tea requires lower
Leave 2 minutes for 60Â°C(140Â°F)
Leave 1 minute for 80Â°C(176Â°F)
Leave 30 seconds for 90Â°C(194Â°F) In the mean time... prepare tea leaves..
Brew only for the amount you consume
If water remains in a teapot and sits there for long time, the tea will
be bitter. Ensure to make only the amount you enjoy. Do not stair or shake, but swirl the tea pot gently just before
serving for the consistency.
To have even flavor, pour small amount into each cup.
Once pouring all cups, add another small amount into cups again, taking
turns. You should not leave any excess water in a teapot (to stop
infusion) for the second infusion.
If you are using a teapot with a drainer, this is not
If the leaves sit for more than 2 hours, discard them
and make a fresh pot.
Some tea could make a third infusion, however you may not enjoy the
taste as it becomes weak.
This article was published on Tuesday 07 September, 2010.