March 19, 2021 2 min read

Creating The Perfect Loose Leaf Brew...

It may appear that the world has gone coffee mad with a coffee shop on every corner, but here in the UK we are still a nation of tea lovers with tea being the number one hot beverage choice. In fact, three quarters of consumers drink at least one cup of tea every day*.

Traditional Black Tea

Black tea (specifically breakfast tea) is still the go to for most, but with the increased interest in the benefits of herbal tea and consumers increasingly sophisticate pallet, 2021 is set to see a rise in demand for tea choice both in the home and when out in cafes and restaurants (fingers crossed we get to enjoy a cup of our favourite tea in one soon!).

Fruit and Herbal Tea

Many herbal and fruit teas are rich in antioxidants and vitamins offering a great alternative to caffeinated hot drinks. With the wide range available, it’s clear to see why the love for herbal tea in on the rise. One of our most popular loose-leaf teas is peppermint, and it’s easy to see why. With it’s sweet and zesty flavour, it’s delicious and refreshing and can be enjoyed at any time of day. Many find that peppermint tea is the perfect choice to help them wind down, relax and escape the stresses of everyday life.

Our Guide To The Perfect Cup Of Loose Tea

Here at the Natural Health Market, we predict that brewing your own tea with loose leaf tea will become increasingly popular this year with consumers being able to create their own custom brews using their favourite flavours and brew them to their own unique taste.

So how do to create the perfect brew? Here are our top tips!

  1. When you have picked your tea (our selection of loose leaf teas can be found here...), grab your infuser or tea pot and pop the kettle on.
  2. Boil the kettle – remember to always use freshly drawn water – never re-boil water as fresh water will give a fresher, brighter flavour. Only boil the amount of water you need to avoid water wastage.
  3. Use the correct temperature for optimum flavour, different types of tea react differently to the temperature of the water. Some teas require a cooler temperature to avoid ‘cooking’ the tea. We recommend around 80 degrees for white and green teas and just under 100 degrees for black and herbal teas.
  4. Allow around 3 minutes to brew or until your required strength is achieved.
  5. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

We love to hear from our customers and see how they are enjoying our products, so don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share with us your tea brewing expertise!

*Source: thegrocer.co.uk


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