5 Basic Types of Teas and How to Brew them
What’s better than a perfectly brewed tea? Getting that perfect color, aroma, taste, and consistency isn’t a child’s play. Tea brewing isn’t very complicated, but it requires adherence to certain steps and precision. Don’t get all bundled up on nerves as we are here to help you out. We’ll walk you through the five most commonly relished types of tea and how to brew them.
Step 1. Boil the water on medium flame.
Step 2. Add your green tea leaves to the boiling water.
Step 3. Let it infuse for 2-3 minutes.
Step 4. Once the color changes, strain the tea.
With these simple steps, you have your perfect cup of Green Tea.
2) Black tea: Black tea is mainly used in India for the preparation of ginger tea, or ‘adrak wali chai', which is the staple beverage of every Indian household. It is served at every tea stall, most commonly known as "tapri". It is like an energy booster for people as their mornings start with it. Brewing ginger tea is quite simple; just follow the steps given below.
Step 1. Boil the water on a medium flame.
Step 2: Add your black tea leaves and infuse them.
Step 3: Once the color has changed, grate ginger into it and allow it to boil for a few minutes (if you like strong piquant tea, add more ginger).
Step 4. Now, add milk and sugar to it.
Step 5: Allow it to boil for a while.
Step 6. Once everything looks good, the color, aroma, consistency, and taste, strain the tea and enjoy!
- If the leaves are rolled into balls, put in 2 tsp (10 mL).
- If the leaves are rolled into wiry strips, put in 1¼ to 2 Tbsp (18–30 mL).
- If the leaves look mostly whole or broken, put in 1 to 2 Tbsp (15–30 mL).
- If you have a kitchen scale, you can measure out 2-3 grams of tea regardless of appearance.
Step 2: Boil the water at medium flame.
Step 3: Pour some of the boiled water over the leaves and rinse them with the help of a strainer. This step is important as it opens the cellular structure of the tea leaves and helps in removing all the impurities.
Step 4: Now put your leaves in a cup and add boiling water to it and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
Your delicious oolong tea is now ready to be relished.
Step 1. Boil the water on medium flame
Step 2. Add in your tea leaves and let it infuse for about 1-2 minutes.
(Remember don’t boil these leaves to much)
Step 3. Once it is infused completely, strain the tea.
Follow these 3 simple steps and get your flavorsome cup of White Tea.
Step 1: Boil the water on medium flame.
Step 2. Add in your tea leaves and let them infuse for 2-3 minutes.
Step 3. Once they are completely infused, strain the tea.
By following these three simple steps you will have your herbal tea ready.
These are the five basic types of tea widely consumed these days. Make tea brewing a hassle-free process by simply following the steps mentioned for each of them. The Tea Shelf provides all these teas in different sizes and quantities. Do check them out and enjoy your relaxing cup of tea.