The Healing Power of Tea
The Best Brew
The British are famously fussy about their tea, so who better to ask how to make the perfect cup than the United Kingdom Tea Council? Here, four tips:
- Buy good-quality tea and store it in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Measure your tea carefully; use either 1 tea bag or 1 rounded teaspoon of loose tea for each cup.
- Pour boiling water over tea. (For the best flavor, always brew tea with freshly boiled water.)
- Steep most black tea for 3 to 4 minutes, oolong for 5 to 7 minutes, and green for 2 to 4 minutes.
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