There are different types of tea across the world, as well as different ways of brewing it to achieve a delicious cup of refreshing beverage.
The brewing varies depending on the kind of tea. So, it’s essential to know which brewing process is suitable for your loving tea, to make the most out of it.
Here are some of the types of tea and the perfect brewing for each type:
Brewing White Tea
Finding White tea could be difficult as it is known to be the rarest tea in the world. In harvesting the leaves for making the White tea, only the young leaves are chosen to make a pure and refined tea. White tea does not undergo an oxidation process in which let the leaves remain to its original color and natural flavor.
Brew this kind of tea in the 175 °F water for about 3 minutes. If you want to have a good result of the brewing, remove the tea bags exactly after the allotted time.
Brewing Green Tea
The tea that originated from China and later transplanted to Japan is called the Green tea. It is said to be the oldest among other kinds. And like the White tea, the leaves of green tea are not oxidized to preserve its green color. Otherwise, it will not be called green tea.
In brewing, the water should be 175 °F and brewed for 3 minutes. Exceeding the time allotted will make your tea taste much stronger. You can also try it on a cooler temperature and cold brew.
Brewing Matcha Tea
Matcha tea has been the most loved kind of tea in today's generation. It is basically a powdered green tea that has a tasteful result when brewed. This tea has been used for the Japanese Tea Ceremony even before.
Unlike the white and green tea, matcha is brewed on a lower temperature, in the water of 160-170 °F. It should also be whisked to mixed the powder and achieve the desired outcome.
Brewing Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is partially oxidized, which means that the color of the leaves is a bit brown. The brewing depends on the type of oolong tea, whether it is lighter oxidized or darker oxidized. However, both kinds are brewed for about 3 to 4 minutes.
Lighter oxidized is brewed at 175 °F water while the darker oxidized is brewed in 212 °F of water.
Brewing Black Tea
Black teas are fully oxidized, that’s why the color of the leaves is black. Thus, the name suggests. The flavor of this kind of tea is stronger among the other.
Black tea suggests a longer time for brewing around 5 minutes in a 212 °F water. After brewing, you can also choose to add milk or sugar for a deliciously creamy cup of tea.