I love drinking tea. Green tea and black tea are my favourite kind. I am on a mission this month to find the perfect cup of tea. I went to my favourite tea shop the other day and came home with something called Buddha's Tears (pictured). One of the best teas I have tasted in my life. I also learnt how to brew a good cup of tea. One that doesn't taste bitter when it's cold.
I was told that to achieve a non bitter taste green tea, the water must be at least 80 degrees Celsius. If you are one of the lucky ones that have a kettle that can boil water to this temperature, then you are lucky. If not, this is what you do...
Fill your tea mug or tea pot with 1/5 cold or room temperature water and fill in the rest with boiling water.
Once you have done that, add your tea leaves and brew for 8-10 minutes. That's it! Pretty simple right? I have not had a cup of bitter tea since.
Next, to find the perfect brew for black tea. Do you take yours with milk and sugar?