How To Brew Black Tea
In our lessons of how to brew tea the next variety that we will look at is that of Black tea. This particular tea variety is the one which is used most commonly around the world. You can drink this particular tea type plain or with milk and sugar unlike that of Oolong, White or even Green teas. The art to brewing tea like black tea lies in the time the tea leaves are left to steep.
First you will need to boil some water. As per with any other type of tea remember to use only good quality water (use spring water if at all possible). And while the water is coming to the boil, you should place about 1 to 3 teaspoons of black tea leaves into the tea pot.
When the water has reached a rolling boil pour it over the tea leaves and leave the brewing tea leaves to steep for about 3 to 5 minutes for a lighter tasting brew and only a minute or two longer for a brew which tastes somewhat darker.
Once the tea has steeped for the necessary amount of time, give a quick stir to the tea leaves in the pot and watch as they sink to the bottom of the pot. Your brewed black tea is now ready to pour into your tea cups. You can add some milk but no cream, and some sugar to taste. As with most of the teasm you will find when brewing tea using loose leaf teas that it results in a better tasting tea.
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