Make the perfect cup of tea:
Always use fresh water, as it is well-oxygenated. Oxygen brings out the right flavour and aroma in your cup of tea, so never use water that has already been boiled, or “old” water.
If you want to make your tea really special, use spring water instead, to avoid limescale from tap water. The soft water brings out the flavour and aroma of the tea. Soft, Danish tap water works very well. So, if you really want to spoil yourself with an expensive tea, try brewing a single cup with spring water.
Be sure to catch the water at the perfect temperature for the tea you are drinking. For example, when brewing green tea or herbal tea, the temperature of the water should be lower to maintain the colour and desirable properties of the tea. Only black tea can withstand boiling water.
Preparations and dosage:
Another thing you can do to make your tea-drinking experience extra special is to heat the tea cup or tea pot with boiling water before use. This keeps the tea hot for longer.
Measure 1 to 2 heaped teaspoonfuls of tea leaves into your tea strainer, but feel your way according to taste – some people prefer a stronger brew than others. Tea leaves need room to unfurl for the full taste experience. With that in mind, you must make sure your tea strainer is not completely full.
Brewing times vary according to the different types of tea, but you should not normally leave your tea brewing for more than 1–2 minutes. Of course, the strength of tea that suits you is a matter of personal taste. Conversely, herbal teas typically need to infuse for longer, 5–10 minutes, but again, this is a matter of personal taste.
Once the tea has brewed, it is ready to be enjoyed. For the best tea-drinking experience, be sure to savour the delicious aroma, taste and appearance/colour.
You can keep the tealeaves for another cuppa later. With some types of tea, you can reuse them up to nine times.
Once the water has reached the right temperature, pour the water over the tealeaves*.
*Please note that some teas first have to be “cleansed” from tea dust. This is usually the case with Oolong and Pu ehr teas. Green, white and black tea do not need to be cleansed prior to brewing. To cleanse the tea: Pour tap water over the tea strainer with the leaves inside, allowing the water to run out immediately.
Pour water over the tealeaves and let the tea brew for the recommended time. Once the tea water has drained from the tealeaves, the tea is ready to drink.