Run the tap a little so the water’s nicely aerated and only boil it once to keep the oxygen level up.
Interesting Fact: Oxygen in water helps flavor!
(Black Teas – 96oC | 205 F , Green teas – 70oC | 158 F) – brewing green tea at lower temperatures will ensure that its sweet and complex flavors will not be overpowered by the bitter-tasting flavors
Wait patiently until your Elephantea does its magic!
Tea needs time to unlock all its flavour, so give it 2-3 minutes (average brew) to do its thing.
- 1-2 minutes gives you a light brew which will have a mild flavour,
- 2-3 minutes gives you a slightly stronger flavour,
- 3-5 minutes gives a strong flavour and also the colour will be much deeper
This is a perfect time to munch a sneaky biscuit or daydream about holidays.
Interesting Fact: Pour it in a porcelain cup which will keep your tea super-tasty.