How to Steep the Perfect Cup of Tea

In tea preparation, timing and temperature are everything. Falling into a quintet of categories, tea can be generalized as black, green, white, herbal, or oolong, depending on the source and the process through which the leaves were dried, rolled, oxidized and otherwise prepared for consumption. Because of these variations, your role in bringing out the flavor relies on a few key steps: heating the water just so, steeping the tea for a certain amount of time, and choosing accompaniments that will enhance, rather than spoil, the taste. If you’re wondering how to steep the perfect cup of tea, then cheers: you’ve arrived in just the right spot.

 

THE PERFECT CUP: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Want to make sure your brew isn’t too bitter, too flat, too strong, or too weak? Follow these simple instructions to bring out the nuance in each cup of tea you prepare.

 

 

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