Thursday, January 28, 2016

Brewing Times

My oldest and I used to get into arguments about brewing times for tea. He worked for a coffeehouse, and knew the standard brewing times employees were told to use. I explained their brewed teas had added ingredients, therefore needed longer brewing times to be stronger, but that that didn't make it better.

Of course, I was right. ;)

Anyway, there are differing views on brewing times, but I have found these to be best:

Black and oolong teas - 3-5 minutes
Green teas - 1-3 minutes
Herbal teas - 5 minutes

You can always let your tea steep longer if you like it stronger, but I find oversteeping makes them bitter.

Green tea with lemon and ginseng.

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