A loose leaf tea brew plays many roles - when we have a long tiring day ahead of us, it comes as refreshment in a cup; when stubborn illnesses keep you from seizing the day, it comes as wellness in a cup; when you simply wish to be reminded of the little wonders of life, it comes as delight in a cup. Every brew serves a unique purpose and introduces us to the many benefits of loose leaf tea.
How to brew loose leaf tea?
Brewing a cup of loose leaf tea might be a time-consuming affair in comparison to tea bag brews; but, they also make for timeless indulgences! Contrary to what most people believe, the process is not as complex. Here are a few simple steps to brew that perfect cup of tea-
- >Scoop 1 or 2 teaspoons of the leaves into a teapot, depending on the tea blend you have chosen.
- Pour 200ml of water freshly boiled at 80°C over the leaves.
- Let the infusion steep for 3 minutes.
- Pour yourself a hot cup and let the flavors and the aroma take over your senses.
Here are some of our premium tea blends curated with fresh loose leaves and handpicked ingredients from across the world-
If you enjoy spice, you’ll love the burst of flavour that comes with every sip of this unusual tea. Robust black Assam tea, exotic spices and the alluring scent of saffron come together to create a luxurious blend that delights, refreshes and energises.
With its jewel green hue, fresh aroma and delicate flavour, Japan’s green tea is sheer luxury in a teacup. Savour a cup of minimally processed, delicately sweet Sencha, laced with a subtle tang, and feel stress float away.
Sip on a rich, malty cup of Assam Leaf, fresh from India’s sun-kissed tea estates, as you scan the headlines of your newspaper. It’s sure to wake you up and prime you for a great day ahead.
Luxury is a cup of molten gold tea, laced with almonds and spices from Paradise. Our Kashmiri Kahwa lives up to legend; the richness of authentic Kashmiri dry fruit and spices infuse fine green tea, to create an intensely flavoured, golden blend. One taste and you’re transported to one of the most beautiful places on earth.
From India’s most famous estates in Assam and Darjeeling, comes one of the world’s most popular breakfast teas- English Breakfast Black Tea. You’ll enjoy its rich, malty aroma as it brews, and you’re sure to find its blend of strength and flavour deeply satisfying.
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- An Invitation To Enthusiasts - An Exclusive 3 Month Experience (₹2500.00)
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You can now order flavour-packed gourmet loose leaf tea online - choose the plan that best serves your tea cravings and we’ll bring you three different tea blends every month. Also, don’t forget to make room for all complimentary accessories waiting to make your tea experiences all the more delightful!
What happens if you steep tea too long?
White teas should steep for around 1-3 minutes, green for 3 minutes, and black for 3-5 minutes. When tea leaves are stepped for too long, they start releasing tannins, which give the brews a bitter taste. However, steeping green or black tea for too long (15 minutes) creates a bitter drink that can work as a remedy for diarrhea.
Should you boil tea leaves?
Boiling tea leaves can release tannins, making the brews more bitter than usual. The otherwise soothing flavors and aromas can get overbearing as a result of this process. This is why steeping is a more ideal and precise process. When it comes to Green, Oolong or White teas, boiling can burn the leaves, making the tea taste unpleasantly bitter. However, black tea Masala chai leave can be boiled to truly enjoy the brews.
Does steeping tea longer make it stronger?
When tea leaves are stepped for too long, they start releasing tannins, creating stronger tea brews. White teas should steep for around 1-3 minutes, green for 3 minutes, and black for 3-5 minutes. However, steeping green or black tea for too long (15 minutes) creates a bitter drink that can work as a remedy for diarrhea.
Why is my loose leaf tea weak?
For exquisite loose leaf tea experiences, it is important that you pick the finest of tea leaves and get the steeping process right. Steeping too many tea leaves for too long can create string, bitter brews. Steeping fewer leaves can give you a brew that is too mild for your liking and tastes more like slightly flavoured water. When making brews out of a tea blend, make sure you have the right recipe to follow.
What can I do with old loose tea leaves?
Loose tea leaves come in handy even after they have been sitting on the shelf for too long or after having given you indulging tea experiences. Here's what you can do with old/used tea leaves:
- Green tea can help remove the scent of onions, garlic, or other odiferous ingredients from a cutting board or countertop, pots and pans.
- Dry the used green tea leaves or bags and put them in a small container in your refrigerator. They can absorb refrigerator odors for 3
- 7 days.
- Green tea provides an excellent yet gentle way to remove odors from carpets and mats.
- A strong infusion of Green tea can help reduce foot odor.
- If you have a bit of leftover green tea in your cup or teapot, simply water your plants with it. The nitrogen and other natural elements can nurture your garden.