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Brewing the Perfect Glass of Tea

February 9, 2012

At Capresso, we love to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of hot tea. Our line of electric water kettles offer speed, energy efficiency and safety when heating water for tea, but there are many other aspects that play a role in brewing. This Guide to Steeping Tea shares tips and suggestions to help you prepare the perfect cup of tea.

Capresso teaC100

Capresso teaC100

 Guide To Steeping Tea 

There are many factors that contribute to the perfect cup of brewed tea:

  • The quality of the tea leaves
  • Purity of the water
  • Ratio of tea to hot water
  • Correct steeping temperature for the specific type of tea
  • Correct steeping time for the specific type of tea
  • Adequate room for the tea leaves to expand and fully extract the best flavor.

Brewing Tips:

  • Start with fresh, cold filtered water.
  • Never re-boil water that has been left in the kettle as the taste could be stale or flat.
  • Choose a high-quality tea.
  • Store the tea away from the light in a dark, airtight container.
  • For each 6-8 ounces of water, use approximately: 1 teaspoon of tealeaves or 1 teabag. (Note: you can always adjust the amount of tea to your personal taste.)

Check out the chart below for each type of tea for accurate brewing temperature and steeping time:

Type Water Temperature Steep Time Resteeping Times
Green Tea 150-160° F 2-4 minutes 2-5 steeps
White Tea 175-180° F 4-6 minutes 3-5 steeps
Yerba Mate Tea 185° F 3-5 minutes 3-6 steeps
Oolong Tea 190° F 5-8 minutes 3-6 steeps
Black Tea 212° F 4-6 minutes Does not resteep well
Rooibos Tea 212° F 4-6 minutes 1-3 steeps
Herbal Tea 212° F 5-8 minutes 1-3 steeps
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