October 16, 2017
Tea tasting is subjective. So is the way you brew. Everybody does it slightly differently and no two cups of tea are identical. We'd like to share the way we prepare and infuse our teas. The instructions you'll see on the Teazorean label are just a general suggestion and we understand that not everyone likes to drink their tea for maximum health benefits as it can be a little, well - tart tasting. Which isn't bad, just for some might be a tad strong. So here is another suggestion for a more subtle approach:
This method is called Gong Fu style, which is an alternative to Western style brewing. Normally in Western style brewing you use 1 gram of loose leaf tea for 1 cup. For this traditional Chinese method, you take 2 to 3 grams of loose leaf tea and place it into a gaiwan (A Chinese lidded bowl made up of a saucer, a bowl and a lid). We prefer this method because we find you get more flavour from the leaf. Not to worry if you haven't picked up a gaiwan yet (we will be selling these soon too) you can still brew your tea gongfu style just by adding more grams per infusion.
2-3 grams makes about 1 cup per infusion however it can be re-steeped 4-5 times. So this way you're getting at least 2 cups for every gram of tea!
We prefer each tea at the following temperatures and lengths of infusion:
92 - 98 degrees Celcius45 seconds to 1 minute
After about a minute the delicate flavours are released.
80 - 85 degrees Celcius 30 to 45 seconds
The longer you brew the more tannins (a class of compounds in tea, especially which tend to have astringent properties) are released. Up to 5 minutes for maximum health benefits. We prefer a lighter taste most times so only brew for less than 1 minute. Any way you brew green tea is always good for you.
92 - 98 degrees Celcius45 seconds to 1 minuteWhile Broken leaf is brewed the same as Orange Pekoe, it releases its own unique flavours.
Once brewed we tend to drink our teas without sugar or milk, but these may be added as desired. Either way makes for a delicious hot drink.
We hope you enjoy your tea, any way you brew it! Please feel free to share what your favourite methods are.
- Teazorean Team
October 24, 2017
Fantastic brewing method— I have always been a fan of gong fu style it will never go out of style, if not the best way to brew tea!!
Congrats on your teas by the way I keep raving about them! Will be ordering the 83g pouches soon…
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