Category Archives: Brewing guides

Our ‘how-to’ guides for brewing high quality tea.

3 Tips To Instantly Improve Your Tea Brewing

Up your tea game with a few easy changes

Most often, the things that set truly high quality teas apart are subtle in nature.

Subtle aromas, feelings and flavours need to be coaxed out delicately and paid attention to, and common brewing methods in the west often fall short in allowing these subtleties to express themselves. You could say they are ‘easy to miss’.

I’ve prepared three simple but highly effective tips to instantly improve your tea game.

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Method 3: Gong Fu Tea (The Chinese Art of Brewing High Quality Tea)

Method 3: The ‘Gong Fu tea’ method

Gong Fu tea is the Chinese art of preparing tea with great skill. While it shares the basic principles of ‘Filter tea’, there a lot more steps (both essential and nonessential), a lot more methods to experiments with and interpretations, opinions and experiences to be shared.

Some examples of extra steps include: warming the cups and pots before adding the tea leaves, washing the tea leaves, pouring into a serving cup and then serving into smaller cups and paying a lot more attention to the details like water temperature, water quality, amount of leaves, brewing time, brewing frequency and much more.

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Method 2: Filter Tea (The Best Way To Learn To Brew High Quality Tea)

Method 2: The ‘Filter tea’ method

This method is where things get interesting. We begin using separate brewing and drinking vessels, and separate the leaves from the liquor using a filter of some sort.

We now have options to experiment with brewing times and tea strength, have more variables to play with and can also get more steeps from the tea. Continue reading

Method 1: ‘Leaves In’ (The Fastest & Easiest Way To Brew High Quality Tea)

Method 1: The ‘leaves in’ method

This is the most simple and easy way to make tea. It’s ideal for those times when you’re in a bit of a rush, or you want to keep things simple.

Many of our customers use this method for drinking green tea, particularly while working, or where more elaborate methods are too time-consuming.

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