Depending on the type of tea, oxidation , the shape of its leaves, the brewing temperature will be adapted . We will consider two types most commonly used temperatures.
The simmering water
Most black teas, red teas , puerhs teas, white teas and oolong teas accept simmering water .
This is a water boiling. Its temperature is about 95 ° C.
In the practice of oolong and puerh tea , it is recommended to bring a the hottest water possible . However, we recommend that you do not boil your water for a long time , it would lose too much oxygen and minerals. The ideal is to simmer just right and stop as soon as it is boiling .
It is a water around 80 °C. If you do not have tea thermostat, we can get thattemperature approximately by pouring 1/4 of ambient water into the teapot or Gaiwan then 3/4 of boiling water.
Most green teas and Darjeeling spring teas accept this temperature. Fresh green teas (close to harvest) and some Japanese teas may require more cold water to 55-60 ° C.
Adjust the temperature of the water to your taste
Do not hesitate to adjust the brew to your taste, the freshness of the tea, the season … Decrease the time or the brewing temperature if you find your tea too strong . Conversely , increase time and temperature if you find it too light .
Terre des Thés always tells you on its packets the suitable temperature for brewing your tea .