How to BREW that CELES TE-ial Cup of Tea

By: Anubha Jhawar | July 30, 2020

As we all know that tea is the second most consumed beverage after water! And the reasons are obvious, there is a tea for every person and every occasion! Brewing a good tea shouldn’t be a rocket science, but there are a few things you can do to guarantee your perfect cup of tea.

 

Recommended Brewing Temperatures and Time

Most teas can be re-steeped multiple times within a few hours of the initial infusion. The science of tea tasting is to do what tastes right. Learn and gauge according to your taste buds. Below is a guideline to get you on the right track and make your tea journey Celestial!

 

Tea Type

Water – Degrees C

Time - Minutes

Black Tea

90-95

4-5

Oolong Tea

80-90

4-5

Green Tea

75-80

3-4

White Tea

70-80

2-3

Floral & Fruity Tisane

100

3-5

Herbal Tisane

100

3-5

You can always adjust the quantity of tea and brewing method depending on of type of tea and your taste preference.

 

Tea Sommelier’s Tip
Pour from a height while adding hot water to the brewing kettle or cup. This allows water to oxygenate hence giving your cup of tea a better taste.

 

Storing your Tea
Proper tea storage helps to preserve the flavor and freshness of your tea long after production. While tea does not spoil, as with any consumable product, the sooner it is enjoyed the fresher and more potent it will be. Stored properly, teas can last up to 24 months.

Celeste recommends storing your tea in airtight containers to ensure longevity and keeping these containers away from heat, moisture and exposure to light. Teas are fragile and it can easily absorb neighbouring aromas of strong spices and condiments. Also avoid storing tea in paper bags, loose wooden boxes or jars with loose cap or lids.

 

Water Quality
We recommend that start with fresh cold water. Filtered water, low mineral bottled water or distilled water can be used if water in your area is hard. It is best to avoid reheating the same batch of water. This will allow more control of the temperature and a more enhanced tasting experience when steeping your tea.