Etiquette Tuesday: The Tea Drinkers Guidelines.

[ 0 ] March 5, 2013 |


So you like to drink tea?? Here are a few tips on how to properly drink the leafy, liquid substance (*Courtesy Karl Kessab):

1.             Use only pure, fresh water

2.             Never reboil water for tea

3.             Keep tea leaves crisp and fresh as room temperature

4.             For black tea, use water that has just boiled, 95°C

5.             For green or white teas, use water that is 83 -85°C

6.             Loose leaf tea produces a better tasting drink

7.             Tea tastes better brewed in a teapot than in a mug

8.             Be patient and let the tea brew as long as it needs

9.             Do not over brew tea, more time means more tannin

10.         For tea brewed in a teapot, add milk to the cup first; add the milk last if using a tea bag

*Karl Kassab: At the Lanesborough London, Afternoon Tea at Apsleys, a Heinz Beck restaurant, is the domain of Karl Kessab, the world’s first tea sommelier.  Every year since 2005, under his guidance, the hotel has won a coveted “Award of Excellence” from the UK Tea Council.  Twice it was crowned The Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea.

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