So now you’ve got the right amount of tea
leaves for your perfect cup. First, now you have to figure out what type of water and
how much water to put in. If you’re making a hot tea, if you’re making a 16 oz. cup of
hot tea, you put 16 oz of hot water in it. If you’re making iced tea, you put half the
amount of water. That way you brew it concentrate, when you put ice in it it doesn’t dilute it.
And the amount of tea, let me put in first, I tried to do a scoop on this when the tea
itself is a bit fluffy. And then the water. It’s very important to use spring water or
bottled water or filtered water. Do not use distilled water because it’s flat, and your
tea will not be able to taste good. It’ll taste flat. So what I always recommend, bottled
water, fresh spring water or filtered water. Those are the three best types of water. Water
temperature is also really important. Since I’m brewing a black tea, I’m using boiling
water. But if I’m brewing a green tea, I want to make sure to use a thermometer and temp
my water to make sure that’s a 175 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. White tea, you always
have to reduce the water temperature as well, okay. Since I’m making a black tea and it’s
a hot tea, I’m pouring it all the way up in a 16 oz. and I wait three to five minutes.
Use the timer when making black tea, always have to time your tea to make sure you don’t
make a bitter cup. And after that five minutes, you take any cup, you put it over, and your
tea comes right out. This one however I didn’t wait that length of time cause I want you
to be able to see how this works.