Making A Perfect Cuppa

May 26 2015

The Perfect Cup of Tea

If you are looking for the perfect cup of tea, Tea2You has already done the hard work for you.

We guarantee a wonderful flavour, colour and aroma every time . A specialist tea seller , we are proud to bring you the finest Darjeeling teas direct from tea gardens with no middle man or agent involved.

Is there a perfect way to drink tea? 

At Tea2You , we believe that it is all about personal preference. But there are some key tricks (based on our extensive experience !) in the preparation that will help you to get the very best from our teas.

How should tea be stored ?

Tea absorbs moisture and kitchen odours. To keep your tea fresh and avoid spoiling the flavour , store loose tea or teabags in a sealed packet. Store in a cool (but not cold ) dry place . Best in your favourite kitchen cupboard but never in refrigerator.

How do I make the perfect cup/pot of tea?

For Tea2you's Darjeeling 1st Flush /2ndFlush / Green tea /White tea/ Oolong tea / Jasmine / Jasmine Perl Dragon loose tea/ Tulasi tea:
These are the Golden Rules:
  • Never use strainer (metal or plastic) - just let the tea leaves play inside your cup . Then will get the flavour coming through.
  • Use a little bit more than 1/2 tea spoon for one cup of tea.
  • Strictly no milk or sugar .
  • Pour on freshly boiled water ( 100 deg) then add a splash of cold water ( this will bring down the temp to 80 or 90 degrees and extra oxygen ) Tea loves oxygen!
  • Allow tea to infuse for 2 to 3 minutes . Enjoy!
  • Use the leaves twice .
  • Please don't through tea leaves into the bin -- they make excellent compost .
  • Please clean your favourite tea pot once in a month!
 
For Tea2you's Masala Chai ( tea bags ) :
The Golden Rules :
  • One tea bag for each person
  • Add honey on top of the tea bags - two squeezes or 1 teaspoon
  • Pour on freshly boiled water (100 deg) - honey will melt faster for immediate taste burst
  • Add milk (whole milk /soya milk ) for best taste
  • Add freshly grated ginger to taste
  • Add two twists of freshly ground black pepper
  • Allow the teabag to brew for two and a half to three minutes . This allows the flavour to fully develop
  • Keep tea bag in cup while drinking

    For Tea2you's Assam and English breakfast teas:
    The Golden Rules:
    • Use a strainer
    • For each person , use 1/2 tea spoon for a cup or one flat tea spoon if using a tea pot
    • Pour on freshly boiled water
    • Add milk (semi-skimmed or skimmed otherwise the taste will over power ) or serve without milk
    • Allow 2 to 3 minutes infusion time
    For Ratan's Blend :
    The Golden Rules :
    • Use Strainer
    • Measure one flat tea spoon for one cup
    • Pour on freshly boiled water
    • Add milk (strictly skimmed or semi-skimmed milk otherwise the taste will over power ) or serve without milk
    • Add honey to taste (my personal recommendation )
    • Brew for two and half to three minutes
    • Enjoy!

     

    Should the milk go in first or second ?

    Historically, 'the milk in first' rule was to protect the fine bone china it was served in - it is a very individual thing. I prefer to add milk after the water to ensure the best colour.



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