Five points for a good cup of tea
A good cup of tea is mellow and elegant, so you can rest assured.
To make good tea, it is naturally important to choose top-quality tea, but the water quality, temperature, utensils, time and proportion of the tea must be renewed, all of which affect the color, aroma and taste of the tea.
Only good water can make good tea. Water quality is soft and hard, which can affect the sensory qualities of tea soup such as color, aroma and taste.
“Hard water” generally refers to water containing high concentrations of soluble calcium and magnesium compounds. Conversely, water that excludes or contains substituted soluble calcium and magnesium compounds is referred to as “soft water.”
Tea is best supplemented with “soft water” with low metal ion content, such as purified water and high-quality mineral water.
However, many people make it easy to make tea, and they usually boil the tap water directly, but the chlorine used for disinfection is left in it, and the tea soup also has a strange smell.
Therefore, when using tap water, it needs to be purified.
It can be stored in a container without a lid, left to stand, dissipating chlorine gas, and appropriately extending the boiling time.
Tea to water ratio Generally speaking, the ratio of tea to water varies with the type of tea and the preference of the tea drinker.
The ratio of green tea to water is generally 1:50. 150 grams of water are usually used to brew 3 grams of tea. The brewed green tea soup is moderate in strength.
The ratio of tea to water in black tea is comparable to green tea.
The amount of black tea is generally twice that of green tea, that is, the ratio of tea to water is 1:25.
Oolong tea has a larger amount of leaves, which is basically half or more of the pot or bowl used.
The selection of tea sets is an indispensable step for making tea, enjoying tea, and tasting tea, and it is also the most easily overlooked.
When brewing green tea, you can choose a cup according to the quality of the tea. The product is in good condition. The delicate and precious green teas such as West Lake Longjing and Huangshan Maofeng can use transparent glass to enjoy the tea dance.
General quality tea can be used in porcelain cups.
However, it should be noted that do not cover the cup with green tea, or the tea soup will turn yellow easily.
In order to see the color of black tea, you can also use a glass cup or white porcelain to set off its red tea soup, but the difference is that the use of a bowl cup can make the rich aroma of black tea.
Oolong tea is also suitable for brewing with a lid bowl, which is convenient for smelling and appreciating the bottom of the leaves. It can also be brewed with a purple sand pot, which can make the tea soup mellow and the aroma stay.
Pu’er tea is generally used in purple sand pots and cups.
Water temperature Generally speaking, the appropriate brewing temperature of each tea is related to the degree of fermentation. The temperature of the tea that is replaced by the fermentation degree should not be too high, especially for non-fermented green teas such as West Lake Longjing and Biluochun.
Brew in water at 85 ° C.
The type of tea is relatively delicate, and the temperature of the freshly boiled water is too high, which will destroy the fragrance of green tea.
Oolong teas such as Tieguanyin and Dahongpao are semi-fermented teas, suitable for brewing with boiling water multiple times.
Black tea is a full-fermented tea. Soaking at high water temperature can promote the dissolution of beneficial ingredients. It is best to soak with freshly boiled water.
Black tea is a post-fermented tea, represented by Pu’er tea, and 100 ° C boiling water is also used for brewing.
The brewing time is short, the tea does not taste, and the aroma is diffused over time. The general time is related to the type of tea and the number of brewing times.
The brewing time of green tea is generally 2?
For 3 minutes, it is best to drink freshly.
If the brewing temperature is too high or the time is too long, the polyphenols will be oxidized, the tea soup will not only turn yellow, but the aromatic substances in it will also be lost.
When brewing, you can rinse the tea with 1/4 of water first, and then drink it after 20 seconds or half a minute.
The brewing time of black tea is 3?
5 minutes is better, the number of brewing can be divided according to the quality of tea, generally 2?
Oolong tea can be brewed many times, good quality can be brewed 7?
8 times, each brewing time is from short to long, with 2?
5 minutes is appropriate.
Black tea, such as Pu’er tea, should I use 10 for the first brew?20 seconds of rapid tea washing can not only filter out impurities in the tea leaves, but also make the subsequent tea soup more mellow. The subsequent brewing time is generally 2?
3 minutes is better.