How to brew tea
To get a real pleasure from a Cup of tea, it must be properly brew. To flavored drink didn't disappoint You, should follow a few rules in his cooking. And you know how to brew tea.
There are a lot of traditions of brewing tea and tea drinking. They differ from each other in almost every country, remember at least English, Russian or Chinese tea drinking. There are even different recipes for brewing.
It is also worth noting that different teas require different trip to their brew. But all in order. Let's start with the most basic: water.
Water for tea should be taken soft, not tap. There are too many impurities in it, including chlorine, which greatly spoil the taste of the drink. It is desirable if the water is a spring water or at least filtered. In ancient China, they used rainwater to brew tea and considered it to be ideal.
Once the correct water was pre-brewed tea, but with a little more detail at its temperature and boiling. So, the Chinese distinguish 7 stages of boiling water. We will not go into all the subtleties and describe only three of them.
In the first stage The boiling point of water is noted only at the bottom of the kettle. And from its walls only sometimes separate air bubbles. The water in the kettle begins to make a quiet noise.
In the second stage layers of water begin to mix actively, as a result of which water is permeated with a huge number of small bubbles. Water becomes like a cloud and even whitens. The Chinese call this state of water a "white key". Right now it is the most suitable for brewing tea.
In the third stage huge bubbles are formed. For brewing tea, it is advisable not to bring water to a boil, as overflowing water worsens its taste. If you missed the previous stage, do not pour the tea with boiling water, let it cool down for 2-4 minutes, only then the water will again be acceptable for brewing.
To choose the water temperature for proper brewing of tea as follows: for black tea is 90-95°C, for green — 70-80°C, white — 65-75°C.
The next stage in the process, how to brew tea, is the choice of the teapot. Teapot for tea should be of porcelain, and best of all ceramic. Before brewing, it must be heated. For this, you can simply pour a little water from the kettle into it, shake it and pour it. Then wipe the brewer dry. In China, it is completely lowered into boiling water. You can also warm the brewer in the oven. The main thing is that it should be evenly warm and dry.
Now you can put tea. The spoon with which You pour the tea must be clean and dry. Calculation of tea leaves is as follows: black tea - one teaspoon per cup. If you make green tea, then the amount of tea should be calculated as follows: 1,5-2 teaspoon per two glasses.
You can now pour the water into the teapot. Traditionally it is poured in two steps. First fill 1/3 of the brewer and let the tea swell for 1-2 minutes. Then the boiling water is added to the desired volume and the tea is brewed.
You can pour boiling water in one go. But then the water should be poured almost to the top of the brewer. It is advisable, if you pour water not in one point, but in circular motions. Thus you will wash the tea, and it will give more taste to the drink. Pour the spout of the brewer with a napkin, so that the aroma of tea completely remains in the drink. Do not wrap the brewer too much, otherwise it may break, and the taste of tea will deteriorate.
Black tea brewed no more than 5-7 minutes. Then it should be poured over the cups. The remains of brewing can be brewed again, but not later than 10-15 minutes after the first spilled portion.
Green tea insist 1.5-2 minutes, then it was poured into Chachi where already poured into cups. Thus you can achieve the same strength of tea. Green tea survives from 3 to 5 brews. Each time the brewing time should be increased by 20 seconds from the previous one.
Please note that all essential oils of tea remains in the foam, so before you pour the drink in cups, it should be shaken. If tea leaves are floating on the water surface during brewing, this indicates a poor quality of tea or that it has been overdried. If, after stirring, there is no foam, then you used too little brewing, or the water was not of very good quality.
We hope that now you know how to make tea properly. We wish you a pleasant tea party!