3 Tips To Instantly Improve Your Tea Brewing

Up your tea game with a few easy changes

Most often, the things that set truly high quality teas apart are subtle in nature.

Subtle aromas, feelings and flavours need to be coaxed out delicately and paid attention to, and common brewing methods in the west often fall short in allowing these subtleties to express themselves. You could say they are ‘easy to miss’.

I’ve prepared three simple but highly effective tips to instantly improve your tea game.

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White, Green, Oolong & Black Tea – What’s The Difference?

Black, white, green, oolong and red tea… the list can go on. But what’s the difference? And which one is right for you?

The world of speciality tea can be a confusing place. With thousands of types of tea grown in plantations on every continent, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

We’ve put together this concise but in-depth guide to help you make sense of it for yourself. Continue reading

Method 3: Gong Fu Tea (The Chinese Art of Brewing High Quality Tea)

Method 3: The ‘Gong Fu tea’ method

The kung fu method – 工夫gongfu – or old people’s tea is a complicated subject. There are many different ways of brewing tea gong fu style. Many people like yixing, chaozhou or jianshui clay teapots – and here at LLT we are partial to these too – but the simplest way to start your gong fu brewing journey is with a lidded cup – known as a gaiwan.

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Method 2: Filter Tea (The Best Way To Learn To Brew High Quality Tea)

Method 2: The ‘Filter tea’ method

This method is where things get interesting. We begin using separate brewing and drinking vessels, and separate the leaves from the liquor using a filter of some sort.

We now have options to experiment with brewing times and tea strength, have more variables to play with and can also get more steeps from the tea. Continue reading

Method 1: ‘Leaves In’ (The Fastest & Easiest Way To Brew High Quality Tea)

Method 1: The ‘leaves in’ method

This is the most simple and easy way to make tea. It’s ideal for those times when you’re in a bit of a rush, or you want to keep things simple.

Many of our customers use this method for drinking green tea, particularly while working, or where more elaborate methods are too time-consuming.

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