What's brewing? The latest tea brewing controversies
When David Tennant’s character DI Alec Hunt stuck his mug into a microwave and stewed his tea, Broadchurch fans were outraged. Fans took to Twitter to berate Hunt’s poor tea brewing techniques.
Just when we thought it was all a storm in a teacup, a scientist from the University of Newcastle recently confirmed that microwaves do indeed make the best cups of tea
. Dr Quon Vuong says that blasting your tea in the microwave after adding hot water can produce tastier and healthier teas. The findings were first published in 2012 but remained buried in academia until the recent controversy with DI Hunt’s weird ‘stewed’ tea brought it to the world’s attention.
Dr Vuong tested on green tea but insisted that the technique was just as effective for black tea. Not every serious tea drinker will agree with Dr Vuong. Tea brewing is a delicate process steeped in tradition and rituals. Everything from the exact amount of tea to steep, the time that’s needed for the tea properties to infuse and the type of water to use are carefully thought out.
When it comes to making the perfect Darjeeling tea, there’s no compromise. Tea producers and drinkers all over the world agree that Darjeeling is the ‘champagne of teas’. When you drink champagne you want to drink the finest quality. And you want to savour every moment of the experience. So what's the right method to making the perfect cup of Darjeeling?
Use 'soft' water to complement this delicate tea.
Give room for the tea leaf to unfold naturally by brewing the tea in a pot.
3) Time and measurement
Steeping time depends on the tea type, its flush and the quantity. Trial-and-error is the best way to determine the best formula for each individual.
Warm the serving pot with boiling water before pouring the steeped tea into it. This keeps the tea warmer and allows you to prolong the experience.
5) Darjeeling Green Tea
Steep for 2-3 minutes in water (65 to 80 degrees). A suggested ratio of tea to water is 1 tsp of tea leaves to a standard 8-ounce teacup.
Brewing the perfect cup is personal. Put your own little spin on it, make it an experience to savour and let us know how you prefer your Darjeeling tea!
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Tea Campaign Australia - Organic Darjeeling Tea - Buy in Bulk and Save
Save up to 20% when you buy your Organic Darjeeling Tea in bulk!
- Save approx. 20% when you buy 1000g instead of 4 x 250g
- Save approx. 10% when you buy 500g instead of 2 x 250g
Check out the following table to find out how long your pack of Organic Darjeeling Tea will approx. last:
| Daily Usage
||Daily Usage - Loose Leaf Tea
|1 cup/day (250ml Tea)
||2g Loose Leaf Tea
|2 cups/day (500ml Tea)
||4g Loose Leaf Tea
|3 cups/day (750ml Tea)
||6g Loose Leaf Tea
|1 large pot/day (1-litre Tea)
||8g Loose Leaf Tea
Enjoy a great cup of ORGANIC DARJEELING TEA every day!