How to make tea?
Like many rituals, the act of brewing tea is made of a sequence of knowing gestures that starts with choosing the right amount of leaves. The quantity varies according to the kind of tea you're drinking and your taste, but we can state a general rule that will help you make a delicious drink!
The pots that Chinese people do their infusing in are often small enough to fit snugly in one’s palm. This is not because they prefer a tiny amount, but because the pots allow a smaller amount of water to surround the leaves each time. Good quality tea needs to be measured and partnered with the right amount of water or the flavor can become overwhelming. Potent Chinese teas can yield a great many cups of tea by refilling this tiny pot many times from a larger vessel of water.
When I ask some friends why they don’t like drink tea. The majority of the answer is that it tastes bitter. When we can’t grasp how much tea should be steeped in our cup. Tea soup is easy to become bitter. When we make tea, there are three key points that need special attention.
- How much tea we steep in our cup
- The water temperature
- Tea brewing times
If we can't master these three key points，the tea soup is easy to become bitter or pale. Usually, it is suitable that add 3g tea to 100ml hot water. The proper temperature of water is 90℃—95℃. After about 10 seconds, we should pour the tea soup into another cup. If we can make tea like that way, we will get a cup of tea with good taste.
After pour out the tea soup, we can add some hot water into the cup which the leaves stay in and extend the brew time properly.
Usually, 3 grams of dry tea can be brewed 3-5 times. Here is a trick that if you want your tea have a sweet taste the temperature of the water should be controlled between 50℃—60℃. Sometimes, when we get out, we can use cold water brew a cup a tea. The taste of tea would be better.