Tea in general can be considered the world's most economical beverage.
Anywhere from 12 gr - 15 gr of tea will be enough for a liter of infused tea.
A cup will cost less than a 0.25 Euro per cup and as low as 0.05 Euro a cup.
In comparison with alternative commercial beverages, tea is "good deal" and best of all it's healthy.
How much should I Buy?
You can make between 40 and 60 cups of tea from 100 grams of loose tea leaves depending on the desired strength.
Tea Preparation Basics
To make a full flavored cup of tea it is essential that the water being used has plenty of oxygen. When water boils oxygen is release into the air, so its is essential NOT to let your water boil for to long.
If you want to be exact, black and oolong teas should be infused in water that has just come to a rolling boil at about 95 degrees centigrade (200 degrees F).
Green and white teas usually prefer slightly lower temperatures so after your water approaches boiling point let it cool for a few minutes before infusing.
Never use previously boiled water to make tea, as the water will be lacking in oxygen.
Water Quality can Affect Your Tea
Our recommendation is to use 100% pure spring water.
Since water does make up over 90% of your teas ingredients it would be exceptionally important to be carefull with the water you chose to use.
There are obvious health reasons, but it will affect the taste of your tea.
It would be a shame to use an exceptional variety of tea or an organic herbal tea and get a mediocre results because of poor water.
Supermarket vs. Gourmet Tea
The varieties that are offer in your supermarket are the lower end in quality which contain tea dust. This is especially true in tea bags. At first glance they appear great since they add some color to your water, but that is as far as they will go.
Gourmet tea is about flavor and aroma, something that should be in every cup of your tea.
Once you try our teas, you never look back to the tea sold on supermarket shelves.
Know your Caffeine.
|Coffee||85 mg |
|Cola or Soft Drinks||50 mg |
|Black Tea||40 mg |
|Flavored Tea||40 mg |
|Oolong Tea||30 mg |
|Green Tea||20 mg |
|White Tea||15 mg |
|Decaf Tea||7 mg |
|Herbal Tea||0 mg |
Storaging your Tea?
Leaves should be kept in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight.
Lighter tea (green and white teas) should be consumer sooner than darker teas. There is one exception. Pu-Erh tea improves over time so long as you make sure that it is kept in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight