The Perfect Cup Of Tea

Hey guys, quick post tonight! It’s finally just hit me that it’s January… and it’s cold! I guess it was the unseasonably warm December but I’m finally hitting that winter “rut” where I’m always cold and tired & all I want to do is eat and sleep and drink warm things… Funny thing, just as I was writing this post me and fiance decided on chinese food and red wine for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ Diet, what diet?

Anyways, I digress. What’s better on a frigid winter morning/night/anytime at all? Hot tea! & What’s better than hot tea? Perfectly brewed hot tea!

Here’s how to get the perfect cup of tea (so easy might I add).

  1. Ditch Your Mug.
    Tea should be steeped in a teapot, which holds in heat better and brings out the best flavor. Swirl hot water in your pot to preheat for steeping at the right temperature. Tryย This Oneย by Rachel Bilson (15$) which will totally perk you up orย This One.. because everyone loves pandas.
  2. Don’t Dunk.
    Make sure you are pouring your water over the leaves, not adding the leaves to your water. This makes sure you get the best taste & added benefits of extra antioxidants.
  3. Give It Some Time.ย 
    Tea needs time to steep. Make sure to follow the directions (usually listed on the box or back of tea packet) for the brewing times as different teas brew for different times (and temperatures)

    As a general rule:

    Black Tea: brews at 201-210 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes
    Darjeeling Tea: brews at 190 to 195 degrees for 3 minutes
    Oolong Tea: brews at 175 to 195 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes
    Chinese Green Tea: brews at 170 to 180 degrees for 1 to 3 minutes.
    Japanese Green Tea: brews at 160 to 175 degrees for 1 to 2 minutes.
    White Tea: brews at 185 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes.

 

 

That’s all for now loves,
‘Till next time.
X0, Miranda<3

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. I drink so much tea myself, thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks! I have started to try swapping my coffee for tea lately so I’m just getting into it lol ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Fantastic advice. I definitely have a problem with waiting. I need to work on that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Bahahah yes me too!! It’s worth it I promise ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I love tea but I admit to skipping out on all these steps :] I guess I really should take the time to get the full affect. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. It’s okay I’m the same way hehe it’s worth it though I tried it today the “right” way and it was so much better tasting!

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      1. Hahah I definitely will try it out but first I need a teapot :]

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  4. I love tea and I need to buy more supplies ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’m with you on that! Time we stock up lol

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  5. Faye Q says:

    Love this post. Huge tea fan myself. Thanks for the follow too, looking forward to more posts on your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Faye

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    1. Thanks sweetie:) It’s crazy because I drink tea all of the time and pretty much never made it the right way!! Haha

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      1. Faye Q says:

        hahah same here, I never knew till your post either! Awesome stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

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