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Tips For Brewing Tea

There are some simple techniques for brewing tea that will make the difference between making a good cup of brew and a great one.

Sparkling Clean Equipage
Always prepare in clean cookware of cast iron, glass or stainless steel (other than aluminum).

Before making your tea, check to be sure your teapot and utensils are clean. While this seems obvious, kettles, teapots, cups, strainers and other tea accessories need to be gently washed on a regular basis with soap or baking soda (even if they are just used for boiling water or brewing tea).

This helps to remove mineral deposits and old residue that can taint the flavor of your freshly made brew.

Always use fresh water to make the Govind Madhav Herbal Tea and start with Cold, Good-Tasting Water. The type of water you use will affect the clarity and taste of your beverage. So if your water tastes good then your tea will taste good.

The best type of water to use when brewing tea is filtered or bottled water (not distilled water) that is free of chemicals and chlorine. If that isn’t available and you are using tap water, run your faucet for around ten seconds and until the tap water is cold before filling your tea kettle.

Water and Steeping
For each cup of tea you prepare, you will want to heat 5 ounces (150 ml) of water. So if you are making a pot of tea, be sure you have pre-measured the amount of water the pot holds. The water temperature and length of steeping time varies by the blend of tea you are brewing.

Herbal/Tisanes: Water Temp: 205-212 F (96-100 C) Steeping Time: 4-6 minutes

Amount of Tea
To maximize taste, it is preferable to brew Govind Madhav Herbal tea in loose form rather than using a small tea ball or infuser (yet these accessories are popular, convenient, and yield tasty brews). This allows the Herbs to fully open and release their entire flavor.

Use 1 gm (1/4 teaspoon) of Govind Madhav Herbal tea for each 5 ounce (150 ml) cup you are brewing. This is the standard for compact blends. If you are brewing tea that has a lot of volume, consider using up to two tablespoons per serving.

If you want the convenience of using a tea bag or sachet, simply use one for every cup of tea you are making. The key to good tasting brew is to make sure your tea bags are always fresh.

The Govind Madhav Herbal tea is also packed in commercially produced bags enough for one cup of tea.