If you are a tea lover, there's a high chance that you are familiar with so many different ways to brew tea
. But, have you ever brewed your tea in a microwave? In case you haven't, it is time to try. Not only it is easy, but can also save you a lot of time. So, today we are going to share tips on how to make the best cup of tea in a microwave.
What does the Research Say?
Recently, the internet world was overwhelmed with the results of new microwave research. So, what's it all about? According to Dr. Quan Vuong of the University in Newcastle in Australia, brewing tea in a microwave has much stronger effects compared to some other tea brewing techniques
. This five-year-old study concluded that microwaving your tea will boost its benefits even better.
As a result, about 80% of theanine, caffeine and polyphenol compounds were activated when brewing tea in a microwave. This is even more shocking when we know that the same compounds are 10% activated when using tea bags in a hot water for about 30 seconds. Furthermore, after following instructions on the tea's original box will activate roughly about 60% of these compounds. On the other hand, brewing tea in a microwave had much better effect.
Brewing Tea in a Microwave - Steps
Pour about one or two tablespoons of water and add a tea bag (or loose tea leaves) into a microwave mug.
Place the mug in the microwave.
Heat for about 30 seconds on half power.
Let the mug sit inside the microwave for about 2 minutes. For a better effect, cover the top of the mug with a napkin.
Remove the napkin and take the mug out of the microwave. Be careful not to tear apart the tea bag.
Add your choice of sweeteners - honey, fresh mint leaves, syrup, sliced lemon.
: If you prefer scalding hot tea, microwave the mug o high temperature for another minute.
Brewing tea in a well-known, traditional way that all of us love may not be the smartest idea according to researchers. Instead, if you are up to trying new brewing techniques, making tea in a microwave may be the right solution for you. It's incredibly easy, doesn't require much teaware
and saves you a lot of time.
Until you decide to microwave your tea, we've got many other recipes that you may like. So, in the meantime, visit Teabloom
to get the best ideas for recipes and explore different brewing techniques.