Tasted your amazing tea at Anassa hotel ***** in Cyprus - our early morning breakfast tea. the english breakfast tea smelt so good - it uses real tea leaves. and the colour is light and the taste so delicate but full of flavour. (my father was in the tea business so i should know a good tea when i smell one). so on return i googled and voila ordered the decaf. it’s not as wonderful as the real thing but for a decaf tea excellent.
The English Breakfast Decaff is beautifully balanced and delicate. It eases you into the day. I've got a stock in my home and in my office to get me through my mornings.
I recently discovered I was allergic to caffeine and I was slowly coming to terms with the idea of not drinking tea at all Seriously, it was a dull few weeks. I'd tried tetley's decaf and a few others but they simply tasted like pond water with added milk.
So rather than being a cheap-skate, I thought I'd splash out and try a proper tea company. I'm all about shopping local and found these guys and ordered online. My rather swish looking pyramids arrived in 2 days and I used 4 bags that morning... Simply put, Awesome!
I've even made a few cups for friends without telling them it was decaf and they have commented on the 'nice brew' so a winner all round.
Thanks Shibui :-)
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...