How To Make And Enjoy Every Tea To The Fullest

If you love to drink tea, you want to make sure you are enjoying every cup to the fullest. This means steeping your tea at the proper temperature. If you steep your tea leaves in water that is too cold, you will be left with watered down and weak tea. If you steep your tea leaves in water that is too hot, you might release bitter compounds or burn your leaves. 

You don't want a half-steeped cup of tea or a burnt cup of tea. You want to taste every little flavor and element of every sip without the risk of bitter flavors. You know tea is complex. And you want to learn how to make tea the right way with very little fuss. If you want to make tea properly there is teaware that will help you steep tea easily.

Teaware for Steeping Tea

You can steep your tea however you like, but there are more convenient ways than others. You might love the experience of sitting down with a pot of tea and enjoying one teacup at a time. If you love a nice warm pot of tea, you can find a teapot that has a removable tea infuser

Having a teapot with a removable infuser is practical and easy to clean up. You can also steep your tea to the strength of your choosing. And once your tea is finished steeping you can take your tea leaves out of the teapot and set them aside. You can even enjoy a second pot of tea by re-steeping the same tea leaves. 

There are plenty of automatic tea kettles that heat water to the precise temperature needed for every kind of tea. You can also make your process even easier with the use of an all-in-one tea kettle. 

The Virtuoso tea kettle and steeper is not only a kettle, but a teapot that comes with a removable infuser and a thermometer. Now you can steep your tea to the precise temperature, and use the kettle as your very own teapot all at the same time. 

The best part about this convenient tea kettle is it’s made of a healthy material called borosilicate glass. This non-toxic material is easy to clean, it’s strong, and it doesn’t leach harmful chemicals into your tea like a lot of other traditional teaware. You can also heat the kettle directly over the stovetop or use it to make iced tea.

How to Steep Tea the Right Way

Now that you have your teaware and tools, you can steep your tea and enjoy every little flavor and taste the way it is meant to be enjoyed. Did you know that every single tea — from black to green — is grown from one single plant? The way the tea leaves are handled after harvesting is what creates different kinds of teas. Some teas need to be steeped at higher temperatures, or lower temperatures, in order for you to taste all of those full-bodied flavors.

Steeping Black Tea

Black tea is bold and strong. Because it is oxidized it usually has a higher concentration of caffeine. You might enjoy the complex tones of Earl Grey, Assam, Darjeeling, or a hearty cup of English Breakfast, with a splash of milk, or even some sugar or lemon. 

Black tea is the friendliest tea to steep, and you can enjoy its full flavor without worrying about burning your tea leaves. You want to use hot boiling water to steep black tea to release all of those lovely flavors. Make sure the water temperature reaches about 200° to 212° F and steep your tea for about 3 to 5 minutes. If you are searching for a tea to take with you to work, black tea is your easy-to-steep solution and a great caffeine boost that can handle hot water that’s available at most places. 

Steeping Green Tea

Green tea is not oxidized after it’s harvested. In fact, it is heated, rolled, dried, and handled very delicately before it’s sorted according to size and shape. Green tea is very delicate and most of the world’s green tea is grown in the colder climates of China where smaller and sweeter tea leaves are harvested. 

If you want to taste all of those delicate flavors in green tea, you need to make sure you are steeping your leaves in water that is just the right temperature. If you steep the leaves too long, or in water that is too hot, you will release bitter flavors. Green tea can be steeped between 170° and 180° F. Let the leaves sit in the water for about 2 to 3 minutes before removing them. 

Steeping Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is a divine blend of both black and green tea. It does go through a medium to heavy oxidation process and the robust tea leaves can be steeped at higher temperatures than green tea, but not as hot as black tea. Oolongs vary greatly, so check to make sure you are steeping your tea at the ideal temperature. Your water should be between 190° and 200° F. Steep your oolong tea leaves for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Steeping White Tea

White tea is renowned for its simplicity, purity, and sometimes its value. White tea is simply plucked, withered, and dried so you can enjoy tea in its most natural state. These precious tea leaves are handled so little that you can sometimes see the leave’s natural white hairs from the harvest. Some of the most valuable and prized teas in the world are white teas. 

Because the white tea leaves go through a mild oxidation process, they are not as delicate as green tea. You want to steep your white tea in water that is a little hotter than green tea. Heat your water to about 170° to 180° and steep your tea leaves for 2 to 4 minutes.

Steeping Herbal Tea Blends

Herbal blends are not made from tea leaves but they are a fantastic tea alternative for people who cannot have caffeine. Herbal tea blends are made with herbs, spices, leaves, fruit, and any combination of elements that can handle hot water. 

Herbs can be steeped at the same temperature as black tea. Herbal teas are also a great option for people who have access to only very hot water at work or people who are traveling abroad. To make it at home, simply heat your water to a temperature of about 200° to 212° and steep your herbal tea for 5 to 7 minutes. 

Delightful Teas and Teaware

Are you searching for that perfect oolong tea, or a new tea kettle or teapot? Teabloom is a revolutionary company that is changing the tea industry for the better. They strive to use best practices in all they accomplish and always have your health and the health of the planet at the forefront of their minds.

Their collection of hand-crafted borosilicate glass teaware is some of the most beautiful and practical teaware that you will ever come across. If you are searching for dependable, stylish, and easy to care for teaware, Teabloom has a variety of options for you to choose from. And their borosilicate glass teaware doesn’t leach toxic chemicals into your tea — unlike a lot of other traditional teaware. 

Their delicious USDA Certified Organic teas are responsibly sourced and packaged. Teabloom’s innovative tea sachets are even better than biodegradable tea bags — they are 100% compostable. Explore sustainable teas and teaware at Teabloom and start a new clean tea journey today.