The perfect pour...
Just like the preparation of really good coffee, careful brewing of tea will pay off with a great flavourful cup. Hear are some tips from the team at F & D to help you improve your daily brew…..
Water- Make it fresh filtered or spring water free from chlorine which taints the delicate flavour profiles of tea
Loose leaves- Use fresh organic leaf tea, free from artificial flavouring and perfume (and the plastics, fillers and other nasties often contained in teabags). The dry leaves should have a good aroma and be a nice bright colour.
Water temperature- Most loose leaf teas reveal their best flavor at a certain temperature point. We can’t get enough of our bonavita temperature controlled kettle for getting this right. If you don’t have a kettle with temperature control you can easily cool hot water to just above 90 degrees by transferring it into another vessel. Adding 25ml cold water will cool 150ml of water to 70-75 degrees which is perfect for most green teas which are the most sensitive to water temperature.
Brewing time- The right brewing time (as per our brew tips for each tea) will give you a full flavour without bitterness. Keep an eye on the clock and remove the leaves from the tea once brewed- you can then enjoy a second and third infusion.