Have you ever thought how it would be to brew tea in a coffee maker? Well, if you haven't, now is the chance to not only think about it, but do it. Believe it or not, a coffee maker is just as good for brewing tea as for making coffee. Moreover, if you need more than one cup of tea, you can brew it all at once in a coffee maker and keep it warm
. Read on to find out how.
Tea in a Coffee Maker - Step 1
The first thing you need to do is clean the coffee maker completely of all coffee residue. This is one of the most important steps before brewing tea in a coffee maker. However, if you don't clean the coffee maker, your tea will not have a really good taste. Furthermore, it will taste like old coffee that has been sitting there for days.
Steps for cleaning a coffee maker:
Add a half cup of vinegar with water into the coffee maker
Start brewing but without tea or coffee
Throw out the vinegar water
Run hot water in order to eliminate residue of vinegar and water
The next step is to look on the back of each tea package so you can determine what the recommended amount of water is. Whats more, you'll get the best taste if you double the amount of tea to water. This measure technique is the best because this way you'll compensate for the water that passes so quickly through tea leaves
when brewing tea in a coffee maker. Commonly, it is recommended to use one bag of tea per 6 or 8 ounces of water.
This is the step where you need to do the final little things before starting the brewing process. First, fill the carafe with the amount of water you previously measured. Next, pour the water in the coffee maker. Afterwards, set a coffee filter in the coffee maker's basket. This is probably something you normally do when brewing coffee. Well, it's the same thing, but this time with tea. Then, you need to open the tea bags and pour the loose tea leaves into the filter.
Brewing Tea in a Coffee Maker
Well, this is the last step. After you've done all the steps so far, you can go ahead and brew as you normally would. It's always good to let the tea sit for a couple of minutes after the brewing is finished in order to set the flavor and get the best taste. Finally, you can drink your tea hot or perhaps add some ice and drink it cold.
So, this would be it. The steps for brewing tea in a coffee maker are rather simple. If you've never done it before, now is the time to try. For more tea brewing techniques and receipts, visit Teabloom