How do I brew a perfect cup of tea ?
How much loose tea should I use to make a
cup of tea?
- Good quality water and proper
brewing time are essential for a
flavorful cup of tea.
- Start with a preheated pot or
cup(simply fill your teapot or cup with
very hot water and let it stand for a
- Use fresh cold water. In areas with
poor tap water, use bottled or filtered
water. Never use water from the hot
water from the tap. Let tap water run
for a few seconds until it is quite
cold; this ensures that the water
aerated (full of oxygen) to release the
full flavor of the tea leaves.
- Bring water to a rolling boil. Don't
let it boil too long, as it will boil
away the flavor releasing oxygen and
results in a flat tasting cup of tea.
Pour boiling water on tea leaves or tea
- Brew 3 to 5 minutes (for green teas,
water should be a bit cooler and only
steep for one to three minutes).
To make an 8 ounce (250 ml) cup of
tea, use the following chart as a guideline.
Adjust to taste.
- White tea 2 tsp. (20 ml)
- Green tea 1 tsp. (10 ml)
- Oolong tea 2 tsp. (20 ml)
- Black tea tsp.( 10 ml)
- Herbal "tea" Start with 1 tsp. (1
gm), and increase to desired taste
Take fresh water and boil .
Warm teapot by rising out with hot
Put one teaspoonful of tea leaf for each
cup into teapot.
Pour boiling water into it. Cover and
wait for three minutes.
Give more time
for bigger leaf teas.
Pour liquid tea from the teapot into
cup. Add milk and sugar to taste.
A tempter at all times ! Into a piping
hot cup of tea, add a few drops of lemon
(not milk) and sugar to taste, stir, and
sip , and sip in the goodness of tea
with the richness of lemon.
Take fresh water and boil.
teaspoonful of tea into teapot for
each person to get strong brew.
Pour in boiling water.
Cover teapot and
wait for at least five minutes.
Fill three-fourths of a large glass
tumbler with ice cubes. Pour tea from
Add sugar syrup and sliced
lemon to taste, but no milk.
You can add
a spring of mint.
Cool for a few minutes and imbibe
straight or through a straw.
Royal Bengal Tiger
1 teaspoon lemon juice , 2 dashes
aromatic bitters, 1/2 teaspoon sugar (or
1 teaspoon sugar syrup,
11/2 ounces cognac, 4 ounces cold,
Mix lemon juices, sugar and aromatic
bitters in the bottom of a tall (12
ounces) glass. Fill glass with ice cubes
and pour in tea. Stir. Garnish with
lemon slice and spring of mint.
Squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon into a
highball glass. Add 11/2 teaspoons
sugar. Stir to dissolve. Fill with
cracked ice. Add 11/2 oz. rum. Fill with
iced tea. Stir Garnish with spring of
11/2 teaspoon tea liquor
1 x 1 lb. 3 oz. can unsweetened
1 tsp. angostura bitters
2 oz. gin or 1/4 tea spoon rum essence
1 orange, sliced thinly
Combine the ingredients in a large
pitcher. Chill well before serving.
Hot Spiced Afternoon Tea
4 pints water
1/2 level tsp. whole cloves
1/2 stick of cinnamon
1 oz. tea
4 oz. sugar
1/4 pint orange juice or squash
Juice of lemons
Add spices to water and bring to boil.
Pour onto the tea and allow to brew for
5 minutes. Stir, strain onto the sugar
and stir until dissolved. Add the fruit
juices. To reheat before serving, if
necessary, place over a low heat - do
not simmer or boil. Serve with cinnamon
Jasmine Tea Liquor
This is a very nice after dinner liquor,
but you may drink it any time you want
to. If the tea flavor is too strong, try
steeping for a shorter time, cutting
down on the amount etc. Likewise, the
amount of sugar may be a bit excessive
for tastes so experiment.
1/2 cup, jasmine tea
1 cup, sugar syrup
Steep the tea in the rum for 24 hours,
and remove. Make the sugar syrup by
boiling 1 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup water
(it will be VERY thick ). When the syrup
cools, add to the rum. It's ready to