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Tea brewing temperature chart.
The best temperature to brew tea depends on the type of tea. Our Tea Temperature Chart provides the guidelines.
After water, tea boasts the most popular beverage globally. Although coffee still ranks high in America, much of the world drinks more tea than coffee. For many, tea offers a relaxing way to begin or end the day. Many enjoy it throughout the day.
And what could be simpler to make? Just boil some water, add a teabag, and you have a cup of delicious hot, comforting tea.
Not so fast, please.
Did you know that some teas taste best when prepared at a lower water temperature? It’s true. Your boiling water might inflict damage to the best taste of that tea.
When true tea connoisseurs make tea, they pay special attention to the details such as the quality and temperature of the water. And since tea consists mainly of water, that matters.
I should also mention that the type of water makes a difference. Your water significantly affects the flavor and quality of your tea.
Considering the temperature of brewing tea.
Should I use distilled water? Hot or Coldwater?
So you might wonder if you need to buy distilled water to use. No, not only is that not necessary. It causes more harm than good. Studies indicate that the loss of essential minerals when distilled water negatively affects our bodies. We need that magnesium, calcium, and other nutrients.
Yes, you should use filtered tap water. Consider an extra water filter unit or purchase water in the grocery if that tastes bad. Just don’t use distilled water.
We begin the tea-making process using cold tap water. Hot water from your water heater lacks the oxygen that freshly heated water has. Also, hot water in the storage tank usually builds up minerals and other deposits. It works to clean dishes but will not create a fine tea.
Bring the water to an easy boil. This will oxygenate the water, allowing the tea’s best flavors to be extracted.
However, avoid vigorously boiling your tea water. When it comes to a boil, remove the teapot from the heat. That will help you avoid that dull, flat-tasting tea from a long boiling process. Keep to a gentle boil and pour before the water loses that oxygen it has embraced.
Not sure how long to boil? Some experts suggest you watch the bubbles.
Delicate teas such as green teas brew best from tiny bubbles in the water. Hot black teas use higher temperatures. The bubbles will be more giant and considered a rolling boil. The Oolong Teas and similar ones need bubbles between those sizes in the middle.
Of course, it is pretty easy to track your water temperature. Some electric pots also have a thermostat control which will shut off when your water reaches the correct temperature.
Before you begin brewing, let’s consider the cooling times, too. That black tea brewed at or near the boiling point will take a few minutes to cool enough to consume.
You might refer to the following chart to guide your tea-making ventures.
What about the kinds of tea? Does it matter what tea I drink?
But yes, each tea is different, and they have other steeping times; I am one of those crazy people who doesn’t like to have her tea hot. I like mine 150F every time, And as you can see from the chart I have made, that works well for white teas.
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