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The good cup of tea

Tea brewing should be gentle and careful when adjusting the temperature of the water and the amount of tea leaves. This is reflected in the tea's flavor profile. On this page you will find some advice on how you can make your favorite tea even better. You can also watch our videos where Helle talks about the different types of tea.

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How do you brew a good top tea?

How to make a good cup of tea


When tea leaves are dried out, it means that there is no moisture in the leaves. The leaves release flavor and
aroma when water is added. It is therefore important that the tea leaves are stored in a
tea box that is airtight in order to get the full effect from the leaves. If the tea is not stored in an airtight dark environment at room temperature, the shelf life and quality of the tea will be reduced. Téen's
optimal shelf life is approx. 1 - 2 years, but can still be drunk afterwards.

Preparation / brewing of tea:

The water: It is important that the water from the tap does not contain too much lime. You can
use a lime filter or spring water from a water bottle instead.
Hot water is used for tea brewing - however, the temperature varies depending on the type of tea being brewed:

Black tea: 100 degrees
Green tea: 70 - 80 degrees
White tea: 70 - 80 degrees
Rooibos: 100 degrees
Oolong: 80 - 90 degrees


To get a good cup of tea, it is very much about taste and pleasure. Since we are all
different, we recommend that you try your hand at it. Our rule of thumb would be 2 g of tea leaves per cup.
Then you can add or reduce the dosage.

Choice of tea filter:

There are many different tea filters. You can use disposable filters or a reusable
filter in e.g. cotton, steel or bamboo. We simply recommend that the tea leaves have some space
in the filter and are not pressed together, as this reduces the release of the tea's flavor.

Stewing times:

The longer you let the tea steep, the more intense and powerful the taste becomes.
It is different from person to person what one prefers. We recommend the following withdrawal times:

Black tea: 5 min.
Green tea: 3 - 4 min.
Herbal tea: 5 - 7 min.
White tea: 5 - 7 min.
Oolong: 4 - 5 min.
Rooibush: 6 - 7 min.
Pure tea: 5 min.

Milk, sugar and lemon:

Many people add milk and sugar to their tea. Strong teas such as Earl Gray and English Breakfast
are best with milk. Sugar can enhance the taste of the tea, but too much sugar can
soothe the tea's aroma and flavor nuances. In addition to milk and sugar, you can also use lemon in your tea.
This tradition comes from the English. However, lemon will change the taste of the tea a lot, and one should
therefore be careful with the dosage.

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White tea

White tea, with its delicate leaves and mild Arona, is one of the most sought-after varieties of tea in the world. Originally from China, this tea is known for its light and slightly sweet taste as well as its minimalist processing, which provides a natural and pure tea experience.

The name "white tea" comes from the fine, white hairs that cover the young tea leaves and buds, which are tossed to create this exclusive drink. These leaves undergo the least possible treatment in the tea industry. The process typically involves only two steps: viewing and drying. Curing allows the leaves to naturally wither under controlled conditions, reducing their moisture content, before drying them to stop oxidation. This minimal processing helps preserve the original flavor of the leaves as well as their natural antioxidants.

Enjoying white tea is a wonderful experience. It should be brewed with care to preserve its fine flavor notes. The water temperature must be lower than for black or green tea, typically between 70 - 80 degrees Celsius. The brewing time is also shorter, approx. 3 minutes depending on the type of blade and personal preferences. This ensures that the finished cup of tea has a bright, clear color and a smooth flavor that subtly reveals complex notes of fruit, nuts and flowers


Green tea

Green tea, with its subtle flavor and calming effect, is a real treasure in the tea world. Cultivated primarily in China and Japan, these teas have for centuries been a central part of both culture and daily life in many Asian societies. Green tea originates from the same plant as black Camellia sinensis, but differs in its processing, which preserves the green color of the leaves and gives a lighter taste. In China, where the cultivation of tea can be traced back to several thousand years before our time, green tea has been used both medicinally and as an important part of social etiquette. In Japan, the tea ceremony, known as "Cha no Yu", is an art form and a spiritual exercise that emphasizes peace, respect and purity. The production of green tea is a painstaking process that requires precision and patience. After picking, the leaves are quickly exposed to heat either by steaming or drying in hot pans. This inactivates the enzyme that causes oxidation, and the tea leaves thus retain their color and delicate nuances of flavor.

Drinking green tea is an experience that embraces both taste and well-being. Regardless of whether it is enjoyed hot on a chilly day or chilled as a refreshing iced tea, green tea offers a range of taste experiences. It can be enjoyed without additives, so you can taste its natural flavor nuances, from grassy notes to floral hints, depending on the variety and region of origin. Or you can choose one where a flavor has been added in the form of dried berries, flowers or spices. Today, green tea has become a favorite among tea drinkers. Not only because of its health benefits but also because it appeals to modern taste buds with its clean and refreshing taste. It has become a permanent part of the menu in cafes and restaurants around the world and is still a popular choice for those looking for a natural source of energy or a quiet moment in a busy everyday life.
Green tea is a welcoming blend of tradition, health and enjoyment.


Black tea

Black tea, known for its robust flavor and deep color, has fascinated tea drinkers worldwide for centuries. From the soft rolling tea plantations of Assam to the higher altitudes of Darjeeling, each variety encapsulates its unique character and history. This is a tale of black tea, a tribute to its powerful aroma and ability to awaken the senses. The journey of black tea begins in ancient China, where it was originally used as a medicinal drink. Over time, this tea spread to other parts of the world. including India. Sri Lanka and Kenya, where it evolved into different varieties with distinct flavor profiles. Today, people all over the globe enjoy this tea, both for its taste and the benefits it offers.

The production of black tea is an art form that requires precision and care. The process begins with picking the top young leaves and buds from the tea bush. These leaves are then subjected to a process known as oxidation, where the leaves dry and oxidize, giving the tea its characteristic dark color and rich flavor. This delicate balance between time and temperature during oxidation is crucial to the tea's quality. Black tea offers a palette of flavor variations, ranging from the maltiness found in a classic English break fast to the light, almost nutmeg-like notes of Darjeeling. Whether pure or mixed with spices, flowers or fruit, black tea has an enchanting complexity that can be enjoyed in many contexts. Besides its taste, black tea is also valued for its health benefits, e.g. Some research shows that tea contains many good antioxidants. Black tea is more than just a beverage; it is an integral part of many cultures. In Britain, tea time is a daily tradition where family and friends gather for a cup of hot tea. In Russia it is often enjoyed with a spoonful of jam, while in Tibet it is prepared with salt and butter.

Enjoying a cup of black tea is an experience that can be both calming and uplifting. Add a touch of milk or spoonful of honey to soften the strong notes, or enjoy it neat to appreciate its full spectrum of flavors. Each sip is an invitation to take a break from the busyness of the day and immerse yourself in the present.


Herbal tea

Herbal tea is a wonderful mixture of leaves, flower teas, roots and seeds from various plants that do not contain Camellia sinensis - the plant from which traditional tea comes. This type of tea has deep historical roots that stretch back to ancient times, where it was used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Herbal teas have always played a central role in many cultures around the world. These teas were traditionally used to promote healing, rituals and social gatherings. In many communities, knowledge of herbal tea and its effects was a valuable part of local tradition and passed down from generation to generation. Herbal teas are not only enjoyable - they are also full of health benefits. Many herbal teas contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are said to support the immune system.

Brewing herbal tea is a simple process that requires hot water and time to allow the herbs to release their essence and flavor. The temperature and steeping time can vary depending on the type of tea, but in general it is recommended to use boiling water and let the tea mixture steep for between 5 - 10 minutes. This ensures that the full flavor notes and health benefits are extracted. In modern times, herbal teas have become increasingly popular, they are enjoyed as part of everyday wellness and are often chosen as a caffeine-free alternative to coffee and black tea. With increasing interest in natural living and holistic health, herbal tea has become a staple in many homes. Whether you are looking for relaxation after a long day, or simply want to enjoy a cup of tea with a lovely taste, herbal tea is an excellent choice that unites tradition and modern lifestyle.


Rooibush, often referred to as red tea, is a natural herbal beverage originating from South Africa. Known for its deep red color and nutty flavor, this tea has not only won the hearts of tea lovers globally, but also attracted the attention of health conscious individuals due to its many health benefits. Rooibush tea is grown in the Cederberg region of western South Africa. The plantain, Aspalathus linearis, was traditionally used by the indigenous Khoisan people, who valued it for its good taste and medicinal properties. In the 20th century, local farmers began to cultivate the plan commercially, and since then the popularity of rooibos tea has skyrocketed both locally and internationally. The production of rooibos tea involves harvesting the plantains and stalks, after which they undergo a fermentation process that develops its characteristic red color and enhances the flavor. After fermentation, the material is dried to stop the fermentation process.

Rooibos tea is caffeine-free and rich in antioxidants, making it an excellent choice for people who want to avoid stimulants. Brewing rooibos tea is simple. Use a teaspoon of rooibos leaves per cup of water. The water must be boiling, and the mixture must steep for 5 - 7 minutes, with milk or a squeeze of lemon, and is also excellent as an iced tea. The natural sweetness and absence of bitterness make it a popular choice for tea drinkers of all ages. Today, rooibos is included in many tea blends and is also used in a number of culinary recipes, from sauces and marinades to desserts and cocktails. Its natural sweetness and deep color make it a popular choice in creative kitchens worldwide.

Rooibush tea offers a unique blend of taste, tradition and health benefits for a relaxing moment or as a refreshing cold drink, rooibush offers an enchanting experience that delights the senses and supports well-being.