Brewing Tea (Video)
This video is intended to supplement my articles on hydration and tea. I drink mostly tea and thought it would be helpful to show how I do it. It’s easy to do and with the right tea, much cheaper than store bought drinks. I don’t go into much detail because the point is simply to demonstrate how easy it is.
This is me brewing Dragon Peal Jasmin tea. Other teas require different brew lengths and water temperatures. But, most green teas are good at 195 degrees and between 2 and 3 minutes. Some, like Gyokuro, are more delicate and need lower temperatures and less time. Most everyday teas though are good at 3 minutes and 195 degrees. The Zojirushi machine I use also de-chlorinates the water which makes for tastier tea. That is another reason it is highly recommended. One more thing that is useful to know about some teas is that they can be steeped multiple times. Dragon Peals, especially, are one of those that can be. They are tightly packed little balls that open up when soaked in hot water. They can be steeped maybe three times before they need tossing. It really depends on the taster’s preference.