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How to Brew The Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea

August 04, 2019

A Guide to Brewing Herbal Tea

There’s something so soothing about sipping away on a warm cup of herbal tea after a long day – your mind, body and spirit agree. But to truly harness the goodness and wellness that comes from herbal teas, you must first know how to brew the perfect cup of tea, which is different depending on the type of herbal tea you use. So, grab your favorite mug, kettle and tea; it’s time to learn how to harness the talent of brewing up everything from white tea to green tea, oolong tea and more.

How to Brew White Tea

cup of white tea on a brown desk

Known as one of the most delicate herbal teas out there, white tea is definitely a delicious herbal tea to try. It’s also minimally processed, which is perfect for maximizing the health benefits of herbal teas. Every sip of white tea also comes with an abundance of health benefits, as it has high amounts of antioxidants. It’s even believed that white tea can reduce the risk of heart disease, help with weight loss, improve dental hygiene, fight off cancer and combat the signs of aging. Needless to say, let’s start brewing! Here’s how you can brew the perfect cup of white tea:

  1. Heat water to 170 to 180 Fahrenheit
  2. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of white tea per cup
  3. Brew the white tea for 3 to 4 minutes  

How to Brew Black Tea

cup of black tea in a blue cup

Made from the leaves of a Camellia sinensis bush, black tea is one of the most popular herbal teas out there. It’s a fully oxidized tea and one that comes with an abundance of benefits, such as the ability to improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. So, let’s learn how to brew the perfect cup of black tea:

  1. Heat water to 190 to 210 Fahrenheit
  2. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of black tea per cup
  3. Brew the black tea for 3 to 5 minutes

How to Brew Green Tea

green tea being poured into a cup

Green tea is, inarguably, one of the most popular herbal teas out there. Like black tea, it is also made from the leaves of a Camellia sinensis bush, but the leaves are not withered or oxidized.

This delicious herbal tea is also considered to be one of the healthiest drinks on the planet as it’s infused with all types of nutrients and antioxidants. Some of the health benefits include improved brain function, a lower risk of cancer, the ability to aid with fat loss, and the list goes on. To brew the perfect cup of green tea, here are the easy instructions to follow:

  1. Heat water to 170 to 180 Fahrenheit
  2. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of green tea per cup
  3. Brew the green tea for 1 to 2 minutes

How to Brew Oolong Tea

cup of oolong tea with woman's hand touching it

Oolong tea is a trendy herbal tea that has seen its moment of fame over the last couple of years – and it’s about time. This type of herbal tea is semi-oxidized and has incredible health benefits that are particularly great for your body and brain. Oolong tea is also great for boosting metabolism, decreasing your risk of Type 2 diabetes and can even provide you with an extra dose of protection against some cancers. To brew oolong tea, here are the easy instructions:

  1. Heat water to 170 to 180 Fahrenheit
  2. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of oolong tea per cup
  3. Brew the oolong tea for 3 to 5 minutes

Conclusion

If this article piqued your interest, we suggest checking this book out to learn more about herbal teas. Now that you know how to brew different teas, it’s time to see which herbals teas are your favorite. Each offers unique health benefits and flavor, so give your taste buds a treat and unleash the health benefits of herbal teas. If you enjoyed reading this post, please leave a comment below and subscribe to our newsletter. You can also read more posts at our Awakened Self blog.



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