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Hey yall!! I learned so much when visiting the Bigelow Tea Factory and today I wanted to share some of that knowledge with you!
There is nothing better than sitting down with the perfect cup of tea, whether it’s to start your day or end it, a great cup of tea can be heavenly.
But how do you get that perfect cup of tea? Well Bigelow has done a lot of the work for you! Not only do they use high quality ingredients, they make sure your tea bags stay super fresh by sealing them in foil packets. This ensures that not only does your tea stay fresh and flavorful, but it also ensures that your tea won’t absorb any other outside flavors. So Bigelow tea already starts out delicious!
Now onto the brewing process, while different teas steep at different times they all need to start with fresh, cold water. Did you know it is the oxygen in the water that really opens a tea leaf unlocking it’s full flavor? So let your tap water run for about 30 seconds before filling your kettle. If you are using bottled water just shake that bottle around and aerate it a bit.
Fill your kettle. Now for your black, oolong, herb and rooibos tea you always want to bring your water to a full rolling boil and immediately pour over your tea.
However, if you are brewing green or white tea, you want to be a little more gentle and bring your water just to the point where tiny bubbles begin to form and then pour over your tea.
Each Bigelow package will list a recommended steeping time for that particular flavor but usually the norm is black steeped 2-4 minutes, green teas 1-3 minutes and herb teas for 4 minutes.
There you have it! You have now brewed and a perfect cup of tea!
But now that it is brewed do you stop there? Some people do, some people add cream and sugar. I myself am usually a cream and sugar girl.
There we go! Now I have the perfect cup of tea for me.
How do you take your tea?