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Simple Steps to Brew Loose Tea

Author: Jagdeesh Shrinath
by Jagdeesh Shrinath
Posted: Jun 21, 2017
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Brewing loose tea is easy, and it is also one of the crucial factors in drinking better tea. Brewing loose tea is an art and involves few steps. However, if the steps are followed properly, brewing won’t take long.

Mix tea with hot water

Tea and hot water are all you need, along with 3-4 minutes and straining tea leaves back out. Water temperature, gear issues, proportion and variations related to the type are all secondary.


To brew tea, an English-style ceramic pot will work. For simple brewing, adding a teaspoon of leaves per cup is typical, along with an extra spoon for the pot. A French press is another good alternative because it also covers straining and can allow for making one cup at a time.

Water temperature

Black tea is usually brewed at boiling point or close to it, and green tea needs much cooler water to offset astringency. Oolong teas and white teas brew in the middle range. Boiling water is a crucial step in brewing it. Micro­waving is not recommended because dissolved air stays in the water and interferes with the infusion. Simple, inexpensive electric kettles can boil water quickly, or using a teapot on a stove works.

Brewing proportion

It is usually a teaspoon of tea to a cup, making adjustments to how you like your tea. Leaves can be brewed two or three times, or more if a higher proportion of tea is used along with shorter infusion times. Regardless of the approach, different teas brew differently.


To brew tea, 3-4 minutes of contact with boiling water is enough. You can always buy a device to do all this automatically. Letting the tea brew for longer is not recommended.

Getting started is the main thing. Make sure to never over brew your tea. It can be bitter. Most important is start­ing with a tea you like — the type and specific version.

About the Author

Jagdeesh, Director of Shrinath Fabricators. Manufacturers, Suppliers & Exporters of Tea Processing Plant, Tea Cleaning Machinery, Tea Blending Machinery, Material Handling Equipment, Process Weigher, Packaging Machine & Coffee Processing Plant.

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