The perfect cup of tea is something that I cherish. There are all kinds of ways to brew tea but did you know that temperature is key to the perfect cup?
Here is a handy dandy brewing and temperature chart.
Combine the perfect brewing temperature along with the perfect steeping time and the perfect cup of tea appears.
Chris got me the best gift for Christmas as always. This time he gave me something that I have had my eye on for quite awhile. A Cuisinart Electric Tea Kettle. When we lived in Australia we used a “boiler” all of the time. They had them in all the hotels and they were what we used. I bought one when we got home but I really did not use it like I thought I would.
The beauty of this one is that it allows you to prepare a pot of water at the perfect temperature for the type of tea that you are planning to drink. Bonus is that it has a feature that keeps the pot of water at that perfect temperature for a time as well. Win win win.
Different types of tea look different when they are brewed. The green tea is obviously lighter in color and requires a lower temperature to brew.
Aren’t you glad you stopped by today? No teapot photo but you got the scoop on how to brew the perfect cup of tea. Enjoy!
Don’t forget to leave me a comment today and tell me what your favorite kind of tea is. All comments this month go to support our Comments for a Cause – Cooperative Christian Ministry.
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The first time I learned about brewing at different temps was last year when my Chris gave me a package of green tea with very specific instructions about temperature. I will admit I’m way too groggy in the a.m. to deal with specific temperatures. I like my dark teas and just brew in my pretty teapot (which always puts the first smile on my face) for 5 minutes with boiling water from my whistling tea kettle. This kettle you got is a great idea, but then when do you use your pretty teapots?
I pour the water into the teapot from the kettle! You don’t brew in this— it is just to heat the water. 🤗
Ah! Now that sounds good!!!
That is a lovely gift… I love it and I don’t drink tea. I like the idea of drinking tea… it sounds so zen. CH would love that Tea Kettle!
Having tea is kind of a retreat of sorts for me. I try to enjoy the experience and savor it and make it an event if that makes any sense. Oh sometimes I just suck down a cup without further thought but my favorite way to drink it is to savor it and enjoy the time!
Oohhh. Love that tea kettle. Mine doesn’t have the temp settings. I’ll have to take a look and maybe order one on Amazon. 🙂
Yes–the other one I had did not have the temperature control thing either. This one is amazing. Love it!
I had no idea…but then I seldom drink tea. Should I admit that here?
A great post. The chart is perfect. I am picky about the temperature of the water. If you use full boiling water on green tea, it becomes bitter. I get annoyed when my black tea bag comes beside a cup of hot water. The water is obvously no longer boiling and who knows how long it sat before being served to me. Everyone knows it should be served in a teapot anyway with the boiling water poured directly on the tea. In fact my hubby will only drink tea at home as he feels no one does it right!! (He drinks coffee when we are out). I love your gift!
Thanks for sharing the chart, as I had no idea. I usually brew both my herbal and green tea properly but some of the others, we’ll let’s just say I learned something today.
I love the chart! So handy to know. The tea kettle looks amazing. It reminded me that an Irish friend of mine always used an electric tea kettle to make us tea when I visited her in her home, and that brought back sweet memories of her.
Nice, Beth Ann! I love my tea in the fall and winter; it’s always so comforting. Been away from the blogs for awhile; however, working my way back. Look forward to reading more of your great posts!☺️
Hi Carol! Great to see you here today and happy to read your comment. Tea is my go to almost anytime but especially when there is a little nip in the air. Curling up with a cup of tea, a book by the fireplace is pretty much my idea of perfect.
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