What's the best way to brew Ceylon black tea?
At Basilur, we believe that brewing tea is an art that all tea lovers should master ! We want to show you how to properly brew Ceylon black tea . All Basilur tea compositions are created in such a way that you can enjoy the same experience regardless of whether you choose our loose leaf tea or tea bags.
How to brew black loose leaf tea?
- For best results, boil filtered tap or spring water. Remember to never use mineral water .
- Heat the vessel in which the tea will be brewed with hot water. Just pour a little boiling water into the jug and then pour it out after a while.
- Measure the amount of tea carefully. We recommend using 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for every 200-250 ml. If you brew tea in a pot, remember the golden rule : "one teaspoon for you and one for the pot."
- After placing the herbs in the teapot, pour hot water directly onto the tea leaves and close the lid.
- After 2 minutes, remove the lid , stir everything and put the lid back on.
- Steam the leaves for another 2-3 minutes .
- After brewing, pour the tea into a cup using a strainer to prevent the leaves from getting into the cup.
- Remember not to re-infuse the black tea leaves , as the resulting infusion will not provide the same flavor expected from real black tea.
What is the right temperature to brew tea?
The temperature of the water used plays a large role in the taste of Ceylon tea. Black tea should be brewed in such a way as to highlight its firm , expressive and aromatic character . Although we recommend a lower water temperature for green or oolong teas, black tea should be brewed immediately after the water boils (90-100 ° C) to ensure deep extraction and complete infusion to bring out its deep and strong flavor . We also recommend using a ceramic or porcelain tea set to maintain the appropriate water temperature .
Did you know that you can personalize Basilur teas?
Adapting the tea to your own preferences is extremely simple. If you prefer a stronger-tasting black tea, brew more leaves to achieve a higher leaf-to-water ratio in the cup. Although we don't recommend brewing black tea for longer than 5 minutes , the longer you brew the tea, the deeper and more intense its flavor becomes. You can also use various additives , such as honey, sugar or lemon , to enrich the taste of the infusion.
Can you add milk to black tea?
Ceylon black tea goes great with milk and sugar . This is a common combination in Asia, especially Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. If you are tasting Ceylon black tea for the first time, we recommend you first try it as nature intended , without any additives.
You can then start experimenting and comparing flavors by adding different spices. Ultimately, your taste buds will decide what is best for you , so let your senses be your guide ! However, make sure you do not add milk or sweeteners until the tea is properly brewed.
If you have any questions or concerns about brewing Basilur tea, please contact us!