More than just hot water and leaves, tea has been used for centuries. Here we will explore the many teas of the world. We will find out about all the different kinds of tea and how others have brewed it.
Brewed and served steaming for your enjoyment.
Please check with the tea provider for their specific directions.
If not, here are some suggested temperatures and steep time for types of tea.
Black Teas – water temperature 175° – steep for 2-3 minutes
Green Teas – water temperature 175° – steep for 1 minute
White Teas – water temperature 185° – steep for 1 minute
Herbal Teas – water temperature 205° – steep for 5-6 minutes for hot tea or 8-15 minutes for iced tea
To brew tea there are two parts.
The first part is heating the water to temperature appropriate for the type of tea you wish to brew. Use a Tea Kettle, kettle, or other source for heating water the water. Tea Kettles are filled with only water and placed on a stove top or there are electric Tea Kettles to heat the water.
The second part is using the Teapot for steeping tea, this where the tea and hot water come together to make this wonderful drink.
Never place a teapot directly on the stove, it will ruin the teapot.
Types of Teapots:
Cast Iron Teapots