What is Tea Anyway?
Tea is an evergreen shrub that is native to China and East Asia called Camellia Sinensis that is brewed in hot water. There are four basic types of tea: white tea, green tea, oolong tea and black tea. The type of tea depends on the processing it undergoes.
Making a cup of tea is something many people do everyday, but have you ever wondered about how to make a perfect cup of tea? At The Tea Collective, we thought we would give you a few tips on how to make a great cup of tea!
What you need to know.
Quality: High quality tea only.
Temperature: make sure you always read the instructions on the label and steep as suggested, as different teas are best brewed at varying temperatures.
Time: once again, make sure to follow packaging instructions as different teas take longer than others to produce its optimal flavour.
What about the different types or tea?
Black Tea: 100 degrees, 3-5 minutes to brew and add milk
Examples: Organic English Breakfast and Mon Coeur
Green Tea: 80 degrees, 3 minutes to brew and no milk
Blueberry Sencha and Buddha Tears
Chai: Simmer, 6-7 minutes to brew and brew with milk
Chocolate Coconut Chai and Bangalore Rose Chai
Herbal Tea: 100 degrees, 4-5 minutes to brew and no milk
Firestorm, Moontime and Ginger Zing
Oolong Tea: 80 degrees, 3 minutes and add milk
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