For a glass of 200 ml. only 2 grams of tea (about 1 teaspoon) is needed; for a can of 1l. – 1 tablespoon tea.
If you want to prepare the drink properly and it really does show miraculous qualities, never pour the tea with boiling water. The high temperature will destroy the vitamins and worsen the taste of the tea. Allow the boiling water to stand for 5 to 6 minutes to cool down and then pour the tea. And if you want to make the most of its usefulness, forget about sugar and milk.
Generally, green teas are not boiled but poured with hot water. Depending on the type of tea and personal preference, the water temperature may vary from 70 ̊ to 90 ̊, and the infusion time – from 1 to 3 minutes. The rule states: the higher the tea, the lower the temperature should be water and longer infusion time.
It is cooked in a ceramic, porcelain or glass teapot, at a water temperature of 60 ̊C- 70 ̊C. It is not recommended to brew for more than 3 minutes because tea becomes bitter.
Pour tea leaves or filter with boiling water for 3 – 5 min.
Rooibos and Huneybos
Roybushes and hunibus are poured with boiling water and they are brewed for at least 5 – 8 min. Before consumption, they are squeezed through a fine strainer.
It is important for the herbal mixtures to brew for at least 5-8 minutes. In this way, their beneficial ingredients are best absorbed.
Pour with water of approx. 40°C (1 heaped tea spoon or more per cup/container) and let it soak for around 2 minutes. This will avoid that the hot water “burns” the tea. Then add hot water (70°-80° C), almost filling the container (Mate). There is no problem if some leaves are left dry with the first fill; eventually all the Yerba leaves will be reached by the water.
Preparation: 2 tablespoons of the tea is added in 1 liter of fresh water. Allow to boil for 5-10 minutes and to infuse for another 10 – 15 minutes.
Bring with boiling water and brew for at least 5-8 minutes. This is how best to absorb their beneficial ingredients.