How To Brew Black Tea


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How To Brew Black Tea

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There is more to tea than meets the eye. Do you know the the tea of every region has a different character?

Even tea of the same region has a different aroma, flavour and strength depending on when it is harvested!

To appreciate these differences and lose yourself in the true, deeper magic of tea, you need to try it black, without milk. Black tea is best made with tea leaves rather than dust, which has a tendency to get bitter.

Most popular tea brands have a version of pure tea leaves, and it is clearly mentioned on the box too.

This recipe shows you how to brew the perfect black tea. Enjoy this light and refreshing drink as it is or with a dash of honey or a little sugar.

You may also add a few slices of peaches, strawberries or lemon to this tea to make a more exotic drink! If so, add the fruit slices towards the end of the infusion time, not letting it soak for more than 1-2 minutes.

Also learn how to make Indian Tea, Chaas, Nimbu Pani and Curd.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 cups
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Ingredients

For Black Tea
2 tsp tea powder
Method
How to brew black tea

    How to brew black tea
  1. Boil 1½ cups of water in a saucepan on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  2. Switch off the flame, add the tea leaves, cover it with a lid and keep aside to 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Strain immediately using a strainer and discard the tea leaves.
  4. Serve the black tea immediately.

Variations:

    Variations:

Black tea with fennel

    Black tea with fennel
  1. Boil 2 (400 ml approx. ) cups of water for 3-4 minutes along with 1 tsp fennel seeds in a saucepan.
  2. Switch off the flame, add the tea leaves, cover it with a lid and keep aside to 3 minutes.
  3. Strain immediately using a strainer and discard the tea leaves.
  4. Add 1 tsp of honey in each cup. (optional).
  5. Serve immediately.

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Other tea variations :

  1. If you like this black tea recipe, you can also try out other refreshing tea recipes from our collection like:  

Health benefits of black tea :

  1. A cup of hot black tea is quite refreshing if you have adapted the taste as its strong in flavour as compared to tea with milk. While there is some amount of caffeine in black tea, it does offer some health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants polyphenol which promote overall health. Consumption of black tea eases stress. They help reduce high cholesterol and high sugar levels, thus reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Unsweetened Black tea is known for its antibacterial activity and promotes good oral health. They are also known to improve our immune system and help ward of other diseases.
  2. You may love to drink regular tea with milk, but that’s just for pleasure. What yields health benefits is black tea. Consuming black tea is a better option than a glass of tea with milk as milk negates the beneficial effects of black tea. 
     
    What to do? 
    Add flavours like grated ginger or lemon juice is the best option…These taste enhancers are sure to please your palate. While sugar is typically not added to black tea, small amount is your choice. However those watching waist line and suffering from diabetes shouldn’t prefer this.. 
     
    Another option is to reach out for green tea as it possess more antioxidants than black tea and helps to improve metabolism and aid in weight loss.

How to make Basic Black Tea

  1. For making Basic Black tea, take a saucepan and put 2 (400 ml approx.) cups of water.
  2. Let it boil completely for about 3 minutes. Turn the flame off.
  3. Add the tea leaves. Always add the tea leaves only after you have turned the flame off. This will prevent the Black Tea from getting over-brewed and bitter.
  4. Cover with a lid. The lid will seal the saucepan and will not let the aroma of the tea leaves escape.
  5. Let the Black Tea leaves steep for about 2 ½ to 3 minutes.
  6. Strain the tea using a tea strainer. You can also use a carafe to make this tea. Put water in the carafe and boil the water in a microwave. Rest of the steps will remain the same. Pour the black tea into your cups.
  7. Add 1 tsp of sugar in each cup. This step is completely optional. Adding sugar should be avoided as it lessens the effect of the Black Tea.
  8. Serve the Black tea immediately while it is hot.

Black tea with Fennel

  1. For making Black tea with Fennel, take a saucepan and put 2 cups (400 ml approx) of water into it.
  2. Add 1 tsp fennel seeds into the saucepan. Fennel acts as a diuretic, aids healthy digestion and cures gas or bloating. Always add the fennel seeds to the water before you boil them so that they release their goodness into the water befittingly.
  3. Boil for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Turn the flame off and add the tea leaves .
  5. Cover with a lid to prevent the aroma from getting escaped.Let them steep for about 2 ½ to 3 minutes till they release their aroma.
  6. Strain the tea using a tea strainer. Pour the black tea into your cups.
  7. Add 1 tsp of honey in each cup. This step is completely optional.
  8.  Serve your Black Tea with Fennel immediately.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy0 cal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrates0 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg

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How To Brew Black Tea
5
 on 26 Feb 16 05:17 PM


Black tea.. perfect taste and amazing aroma of the tea leaves.. Its a very refreshing drink.. Just loved it..