The last thing we ever want to do is complicate the world of tea drinking. That said, we've rounded up some of our most simple yet impactful ways to enhance your everyday tea drinking experience with our top do's & don'ts. Have your own? Share them in the comments below!
Do: Choose a quality tea
With so many options available, there is no reason to settle for low quality, dusty tea bags. (That said, not all tea bags are created equal - try loose leaf pyramid bags if you're looking for quality without compromising on convenience). It's quite simple: The better quality tea, the better quality brew, along with health benefits.
Don't: Use boiling water for green tea
When you use boiling water, you risk burning the tea leaves which can create a bitter, astringent taste. Yuck! Simply boil your water, let the water settle for 90 seconds, then pour away. What your left with is the perfect cup of green tea.
Do: Drink tea before a meal
It's best to wait 20-30 minutes after your brew before eating. The proteins from your food are not well absorbed by your body when you drink tea right after you eat. Waiting those precious minutes not only helps mitigate the risk of discomfort, though it can help suppress your hunger so that you don't overeat, or curb those snack cravings.
Don't: Over-steep your tea leaves
Steeping for too long can create an unfavourable taste, therefore a less enjoyable experience. Just follow the directions to avoid a disappointing brew.
Do: Use an air proof container for tea storage
In order to maintain the proper taste and flavor of the tea for a long time, you should deposit it in sealed containers. Same as with the mug, only use the container for tea. (See more on this below) You can take advantage of this rule by shopping for cute containers to match your kitchen or purchasing our large, attractive & stackable tea tins.
Don't: Forget to use a special tea mug
It is a known fact that people feel better when they drink something from their favorite cup, but don’t drink tea from your coffee cup, as you can deteriorate the flavor of the tea. Why not have two favorite mugs, one for coffee, and one for tea.
Do: Remember the best tea pairing:
Tea & great conversation with your TeaFF. Are you getting out enough and spending time with your friends/loved ones? What better way to connect over tea time.
Don't: Rush your tea drinking
Take your time! Unlike the grab and go culture of coffee, tea is a great opportunity to sit down, relax, and enjoy your cup over a moment of reflection and calm. There is no better mindful pick me up in today's constant chaotic world.