Black tea, a timeless classic with a robust flavour and a comforting drinking experience. It has been cherished by tea lovers for centuries. To truly appreciate the “me moment “while drinking this wonderful beverage, the art of brewing the perfect cup of black tea is essential.
Selecting the Finest Black Tea Leaves
The first step in your quest for the perfect cup of black tea is to choose high-quality tea leaves. We have a great range of black teas to enjoy:
Each boasts its own unique characteristics, so explore and discover the one that resonates with your taste buds.
Gather Your Tools
To brew black tea to perfection use
Teapot or Infuser
Use a teapot or infuser that provides ample space for the tea leaves to expand and dance.
Fresh, filtered Water
Start with clean, fresh water, as the quality of your water can significantly impact the taste of your tea.
A kettle for boiling water is essential, filled with freshly run water, full of oxygen.
Teacup or Mug
Choose a teacup or mug that you love, as your tea experience starts with this. You may prefer a China cup or perhaps you have a feel-good mug you love.
The Brewing Process
Begin by heating your water to the ideal temperature. Ideally between 90°C and 100°C. The drinking temperature of tea – 60C – is achieved six minutes after brewing begins.
Measuring the Tea Leaves
Typically, a teaspoon or 2 grams of loose-leaf black tea to a cup. Adjust this for strength based on your personal preference
Pour the hot water over the tea leaves and allow them to steep. The brewing time can vary but around 5 minutes is right for a black tea. Experiment with different steeping times to find your ideal balance o
f flavour and strength. It’s all about getting that individual flavour to suit your own personal taste. No rules, just the way you like it!
Avoid over brewing
Be mindful not to over brew your black tea, as it can turn bitter.
Enjoy Unadorned or Customize
Black tea is versatile. You can enjoy it plain, or add a slice of lemon, a touch of honey, or a splash of milk, depending on your taste.
Chill and enjoy that perfect cup of tea and remember it’s a “Me Moment“ just for you.
The taste of well-brewed black tea is a harmonious blend of strength and subtlety, making it the ideal companion for mornings, afternoons, or even those quiet evenings by the fireplace.
So, whether you're embarking on your tea journey or are already a seasoned enthusiast, perfecting your black tea brewing skills can turn every cup into a moment of pure delight. Enjoy the magic of this beloved beverage, one sip at a time.