In a Mug, Brew Pot or French Press: How to Brew Tea Correctly

Making tea in a mug

There are a few nuances that can make you a master of how to brew tea in a mug. The secret is in the proportions. To ensure that the tea is not too strong or tasteless, stick to a guideline of about 2 grams of tea per 200 ml of water, approximately 1 teaspoon of tea per cup. The brewing time is also important. You should refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations on the package. Black tea is usually brewed for about 4-5 minutes, green tea can be twice as long.

Remember to take out the brew after you’ve brewed the tea. You can use a special strainer or filter for convenience.

How to brew tea in a teapot

To brew a really delicious tea in a teapot is not as difficult as it may seem to an inexperienced tea drinker. The first step is to warm the teapot, which can be steeped with boiling water. In the heated teapot, pour the tea (in the proportions of about 1 teaspoon per 150-200 ml of water) and pour a little water, so that it covers the tea straws.

After a few seconds, the water should be drained. You can then pour a full kettle.

The brewing time depends on the type of tea, refer to the recommendations on the packaging. Pour the finished tea without any residue – you should not leave water in the kettle for too long, as overcooked tea tastes bitter and tart.

Tea in a teapot with a press (French press)

The French press is a simple device for brewing tea and coffee that only became popular in Europe in the second half of the last century. It’s not as familiar to us as a ceramic teapot, but figuring out how to brew tea in a pressed teapot is really simple.

The piston with the lid should be taken out, the glass flask should be steeped and the tea poured into it. Then put the lid back on, but do not lower the piston – do it after a few minutes, when the tea is infused. Ready tea pours into cups, do not leave it in the French press, otherwise, it will be over-saturated and will acquire an unpleasant taste.

How to brew tea in bags

In the case of tea bags, everything is easier than with leaf tea, because the manufacturer has already calculated how much is needed per serving, and bother with the fact that to get rid of the teas, you do not have to.

Usually, it takes 3 to 5 minutes to brew and then you have to take the bag out. But it’s better to be guided by your own taste or by the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Useful tips

In order to taste and properly brew tea, you need to pay attention to such things as the quality and temperature of the water. Recommendations on how to properly brew green and black tea are different. Black tea should be brewed with steep boiling water, while green, white, and yellow tea – slightly cooled (85 degrees). It takes a little longer to brew green tea than black tea.

Mineral water is not suitable for making tea, and tap water are better left to stand or pass through a filter. Don’t boil the same amount of water several times – it’s better to pour only boiling water.

There is no universal recipe for how much brew you should take to make tea the way that tastes the best for you. The tea should be based on the proportions indicated in the material, but don’t be afraid to experiment.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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