The Golden Rules of Tea Making
Always follow the Golden Rules of tea making to obtain the
maximum pleasure and refreshment from tea.
Boil freshly-drawn cold water; reboiled or off-the-boil water is dull and flat
Warm the teapot with hot water, to improve brewing and keep tea hotter
Measure the tea carefully, for the strength you like
Add milk first, it combines better
Pour the water the moment it boils
Infuse for 3-5 minutes according to strength required
Brew not Stew
Remember over-measuring ruins tea.
Do not stew the tea.
Once brewed, the leaves should be removed
so the slightly bitter tannin taste does not develop.
Everyone has their preferred strength of tea,
which should be controlled by the amount of tea leaves
used, as well as the brewing time. The most effective
methods available to brew perfect tea are:
The Tea Infuser
Never fill the infuser or teaball more than half full with leaves in order to allow
proper infusion, as the leaves expand to twice their original size. Put the infuser
in the cup or pot and pour on boiling water. After 4-5 minutes the infuser can
simply be lifted out.