As far as I know green tea and green tea based teas should be brewed at 80deg for 3 (or maybe 5) minutes. Black tea and many fruit teas should be brewed at 100deg for 5 mins.
Some leaves can be reused as well. Oh and I put a teeny bit of honey rather than sugar if required.
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16-05-2016 22:39 #11Senior Member
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16-05-2016 22:52 #12
Oooooh so subbing!
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17-05-2016 05:28 #13
The Madame Flavour Choc Orange & Choc Peppermint teas that you can get in the supermarket are my faves! They're just tea bags, but soooo tasty.
Also love a good Rooibus for at night as it's caffeine free.
A tip that I learnt for making a good cup of tea is to put a little cold water in the cup first to soak the leaves, so that when you pour in the hot water it doesn't burn the leaves. Stops your tea from tasting bitter ☺
17-05-2016 06:52 #14
I use an infuser when at work, but a pot at home if using leaves. I enjoy the ritual. I find it calming.
I also have an iced tea maker, and do iced tea when it is warm. At the moment I have T2s Pumping Pomegranate and Fruit Royale which I use for iced tea. I'd love the rose one from T2. The T2 Website has recipes for iced tea.
My tea cabinet currently has:
- Twinings English breakfast (everyday use)
- Dilmah black tea (everyday use)
- Twinings lady grey (DH likes this. Citrus hit is quite strong)
- Twinings camomile and spiced apple (quite mild but good for relaxing in the evenings)
- Rooibos chai (that was from a market, and is delicious)
- Caramel tea that a friend brought back from Germany for me)
- Harrods apple infused black tea (I've never tried it!)
- Harrods English Breakfast (everyone who is a big tea drinker loves this one, it is a fantastic blend)
- Harrods Christmas Tea (one of my favourites and I have to wait til Christmas time every year to get it. It smells and tastes like Christmas)
- T2 Blue Mountain (DH's favourite, and it is delicious, slightly sweet and floral)
- T2 French Earl Grey (really enjoy this - it's like a floral Earl Grey)
- T2 Vanilla Mint (I really love the vanilla in this. It is extra calming for me).
- T2 darjeeling (really mild, probably not for you if you want more flavour)
- T2 Creme Brulee (divine with a slpash of milk and a tiny bit of raw sugar)
- T2 Terrific Toffee (really quite sweet)
- T2 Toasty Nougat (I prefer the top 2)
- Adore Tea vanilla black tea (really yummy!)
- Adore tea cherry ripe (hint of sweetness, didn't enjoy as much as the vanilla)
- Adore Tea Peppermint
If there is no T2 near you, you could always see if a cafe near you sells it. Often they sell T2 teas that are on their menus. That way you could try first.
Adore tea is amazing. It's in Canberra, but have an online store. If you're ever in Canberra on a Saturday, you should definitely make a booking for a high tea sitting. The menu is seasonal, and they match their teas to the food. I tried heaps of teas that I would have never tried otherwise, and I really enjoyed all of them (except one, which was ok, but I would have chosen any of the others over it)
17-05-2016 06:53 #15
Oops sorry. I do love my tea. I just didn't realise that I had so much to say on the subject.
17-05-2016 07:06 #16
My tips for tea...especially green tea...
Don't pour the scalding hot water on the tea leaves. Either turn kettle off right before boiling or let it sit a few minutes.
If you're trying to cut out soft drinks. .I saw this tip the other day. ..I'm yet to try it.
But user mineral water. .as in sparkling. Find a tea you like. .maybe a fruit one? And put tea bag in bottle of sparkling water and leave a few hours.
I plan on trying this myself for something different.
Ps... I love tea.
Lots of good suggestions from other tea lovers here.
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17-05-2016 08:49 #19
Wow!!! So much info! I don't know if i can wait til my birthday now.... might need to do a trip to t2 lol! Thank you everyone who commented, especially the tip about not pouring the boiling water directly on the leaves i didn't know that and have been noticing its a little bitter. I am so excited to try some of the mentioned flavours. We do have a t2 close by so that will probs be my best bet for now.
@Tamtam I'm so tryinh that with mineral water!!
@Tinydancer so much good info those teas all sound delish!! I need a collection like that haha
@Heyside i should look into that too for my pcos. Let me know if you find somewhere to buy it.
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17-05-2016 09:23 #20Senior Member
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Yes! Tea!! I've just cut right back on coffee as we've started TTC. I recommend TeaTonic teas, esp the Wellbeing Tea... Fresh & minty, no milk or sweeteners needed The other brand I'm liking is LoveTea - Aussie brand online too.
On another note, any advice for Safe teas while TTC? I can't find any kind of trusted source on this topic...
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