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The good cup of tea

Brewing tea 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.

A good cup of tea?

How to make a good cup of tea

Storage:

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
teapot that is airtight to get the full effect from the leaves. If the tea is not stored in a
airtight dark environment at room temperature, the shelf life and quality of the tea will be reduced. Teens
optimum durability 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 in
instead use limescale filter or spring water from a water bottle.
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

Dosage:


To get a good cup of tea, it is very much about taste and pleasure. Since we all are
different, we would 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 one
filter in e.g. cotton, steel or bamboo. We simply recommend that the tea leaves have some space
in the filter and is not pressed together, as this reduces the release of the tea's taste.

Draw times:


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

Black tea : 5 min.
Green tea : 3 - 4 min.
Herbal tea : 5 - 7 min.
White tea : 5 - 7 min.
Oolong : 4 - 5 min.
Rooibos : 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
best suited for milk. Sugar can enhance the tea's flavor, 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 you should
therefore be careful with the dosage.

Watch the video

How do you brew a good top tea?

What you need to know about:

White tea

In this video, we talk about white tea and what is important when you want to brew a good cup of white tea.

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White tea

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Green tea

In the video, we tell you the history of green tea and tips on how to brew a good cup of green tea and what you can get the most out of it.

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Green tea

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Black tea

In the video, we tell you in general about black tea and how it can be brewed so that you get the best cup of tea.

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Black tea

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Herbal tea

In this video, we get into the history of herbal tea.

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Herbal tea