I originally tried this for Christmas. It compliments Christmas cake beautifully. However, it is too good to drink only at Christmas time. It is refreshing all year round
This is perfect. A spicey tea that is actually tea, and not just fruit and vegetables. It tastes like a kretek in a cup - cloves, oranges and warmth. Lovely
The table below shows the approximate brewing/infusing times for the different tea types.
It assumes around a 2.5 to 3g serving but it is not an exact science so experiment to find the perfect brew time to suit you.
It is best to use freshly boiled water - so if you've got some water left in your kettle from before - pour it out and start again!
|Tea Type||Approx Brewing Time (mins)||Water Temperature|
If you don't have a fancy kettle which heats the water to different temperatures then a tip to for brewing green & white teas is to put the boiling water into the teapot or mug first and then add the tea. It will have cooled down a bit just by touching the cold teapot. That's what I do anyway...