The difference between a glorious day and an alright day is that perfect cup of tea in the morning. The perfect brew is a combination of the most aromatic tea leaves, hot water at the perfect temperature, and sometimes even just the perfect cup. With our daily lives being so busy we are always looking for ways to make our lives easier, that’s why we reach out to teabags when we are craving a delicious cup of tea. Though convenient tea bags may not give your tea that intense flavor that we love. So, if you are looking for that extra kick in your tea, we suggest putting those tea bags away and work the magic of loose tea leaves. If you are a little nervous as to how to go about it, let us help you out.
Tea Bags Vs Loose Tea Leaves
Both Teabags and Loose Leaves have their charm. The choice you make depends on the kind of experience you desire, an elaborate indulgence or convenience? If you want to savor a tea’s intense flavor and aroma, then loose tea leaves are what you need whereas teabags often fail to provide you with the same. But that does not mean teabags don’t make a good cup of tea or are void of any of the health benefits. Tea made from loose tea leaves caters to all your senses and it's an experience that is not only visually appealing but the aroma and flavor they release will enchant you as well and there are various ways to brew them.
Western Style Brewing
There are various ways loose tea leaves can be brewed, however, we would discuss the western style of brewing which is gaining popularity. Western tea style of brewing involves the use of a large teapot or infuser and steeping the loose leaves for an extended period. With this process, because the tea is steeped for longer, a smaller amount of loose tea leaves is used which is steeped only once or twice. This style of brewing is also suitable if you wish to brew tea at work or on the go.
Steep A Perfect Cup Of Tea
Making the perfect cup of tea with loose tea leaves needs a few tools and a little bit of experience, but once you get the hang of it is worth your while. Let's look at how to steep the perfect cup of tea.
Step 1: Use fresh filtered water. A good cup of tea needs good water, if the water is stale or boiled more than one it's not ideal for that perfect flavorful tea.