A lot of people think making perfect tea cup is rocket science. it's not, but being a firm believer of the fact that tea is like a warm hug in a cup, we want to simplify making your daily cup of tea so that you look forward to it every time!
Slowly heat water (see temperature below)
Use 1 small tsp of tea leaves for every cup
Add tea to hot water and steep according to tea type
Strain and enjoy your cup of goodness
For making that restaurant/ cafe style ice tea pour your hot tea directly over ice, this way the flavour gets locked in immediately and tea will stop cooking further. We recommend 1-1.5 quart of ice when making a gallon of tea.
If you don’t want to use heat to prepare your tea, there is an alternate way too. Drop a pot tea bag or mesh ball in a pitcher full of water and leave it overnight in the refrigerator. Once ready, take the tea bag out and ta-da! your tea is ready. This doesn’t include heat at all so you can avoid potential bitterness from over cooking the tea leaves. All you have is a cup full of flavour!
What tea you are brewing?
White and Green Tea: Do not use hot boiling water but when water starts to bubble, approx. at 175°F for 2 to 4 minutes.
Oolong Tea: Use hot water approx. at 185°F and for 3 to 5 minutes.
Black Tea: Use hot boiling water and for 3 to 4 minutes.
Herbal Tea: Use hot water at 175°F and for 2 to 3 minutes.
Other helpful tips that count.
Use De-chlorinated/fresh/natural water, as it is 99% of every cup.
Prepare ice tea stronger than regular to compensate for ice
Add water to ice tea concentrate to get the perfect flavour
Re-use your Trishhna tea leaves 3-4 times and enjoy different flavour profiles
Do not microwave your tea leaves- add tea to hot water once you take it out of the microwave
To remove majority caffeine and bitter toxins, pour hot water over your tea leaves if using a strainer (like you are washing tea leaves) or dip your mesh ball in hot water for 20- 30 secs
Add sweetener/agave/honey to make your kind of cuppa
Use a small teaspoon for every cup you brew (use more than a spoon if its herbal), hence the name tea-spoon. Use 2-3 tablespoons for a full gallon of strong ice tea.
Tea bags infuse more quickly than loose leaf tea due to greater surface area
Always keep tea in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate or freeze tea
Over steeping may result in bitterness, add more tea leaves to make strong tea
Change brew time, water temperature and amount of tea leaves to get that perfect cup
Enjoy your daily cup of tea !!!