Hot Tea

Step 1

Run the tap a little so the water’s nicely aerated and only boil it once to keep the oxygen level up.

Interesting Fact: Oxygen in water helps flavor!

(Black Teas – 96oC | 205 F , Green teas – 70oC | 158 F) – brewing green tea at lower temperatures will ensure that its sweet and complex flavors will not be overpowered by the bitter-tasting flavors

Step 2

Pop a tea bag into your cup, pour over the hot water and stir briefly.

Be Careful! Depending on the type of tea you’re brewing, the water may be as hot as 205 Degrees!

Step 3

Tea needs time to unlock all its flavor, so give it 2-3 minutes (average brew) to do its thing.

  • 1-2 minutes gives you a light brew which will have a mild flavor,
  • 2-3 minutes gives you a slightly stronger flavor,
  • 3-5 minutes gives a strong flavor and also the color will be much deeper

Step 4

Before removing the tea bag, gently squeeze it against the side of the mug.

Just the once, mind – if you really squeeze the tea bag, it will release more of the tea taste that includes tannins which will give you a slightly bitter taste.

Step 5

Sit back. Enjoy your cup of tea, knowing you have helped a tuskers wellbeing!

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