Tea Preparation

At Het Kleinste Huis, we understand the importance of brewing the perfect cup of tea. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned tea drinker, having the right tea accessory can make a big difference in the taste and quality of your tea. To brew the perfect cup of tea, you not only need high-quality loose tea, but also the right tools. 

At Het Kleinste Huis, we have an extensive collection of tea accessories, including tea filters, tea timers, and tea measuring spoons. Each accessory has its own unique benefits and can contribute to a delicious cup of tea. 

Tea filters are an essential tool when brewing loose tea. Our filters are made of high-quality paper or durable stainless steel and can be used with a teapot, mug, or cup. Tea filters not only offer convenience when brewing tea but also help to keep loose tea leaves out of your cup. This results in a clear, flavorful cup of tea without unwanted particles. 

A tea timer is another handy tool that can contribute to a perfect cup of tea. Determining the right steeping time is essential for achieving the desired flavor and strength of your tea. With a tea timer, you don't have to guess the steeping time and can brew the perfect cup of tea, time and time again. 

Finally, a tea measuring spoon is a useful tool for measuring the right amount of tea. A tea measuring spoon not only helps to improve the flavor of your tea but also ensures consistency when measuring the amount of tea. This allows you to brew the same flavorful cup of tea time and time again. 

At Het Kleinste Huis, we believe that having the right tea accessories is just as important as having good loose tea. Whether you're a seasoned tea drinker or just starting to brew loose tea, our collection of tea accessories will help you brew the perfect cup of tea.

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To brew tea

In our shop, we are often hear that brewing loose tea is such a hassle. The preference is for ready-made bags of Lipton and Pickwick. Nice and easy, really fast ... Not knowing the quality and taste of the tea used in these bags is often a lot less than fresh tea. Beside this, each bag is more expensive than the same amount of good quality loose tea.

Basically, you do not even use a tea bag for good loose green or black tea. The tea leaves will sink by itself to the bottom of your glass. Is this still inconvenient and cumbersome for you? We have a large choice of different types of strainers and filters.

Additionally, you can brew loose tea for multiple times, in contrast to the bags of the aforementioned brands. Cheaper and tastier ... Count your profit!

The amount of loose tea

There are simple set of rules for the amount of use loose tea. (Although there are always exceptions to the rule.)

Only one cup of tea? Then usually 1 or 2 grams of tea sufficiently. This corresponds to 1 or 2 teaspoons of tea.

Brew a pot of tea? Use 5 to 6 grams per liter. Or 5 or 6 teaspoons of tea.

New in the world of brewing loose tea? Do not start putting too many tea leaves, the tea can in fact be too strong. Try out yourself what is for you the optimal amount of tea.

The right temperature, the right brewing time

For optimal taste experience of loose tea, it is important that the water is at the right temperature and not the tea is not brewed too long.

Below is a list of water temperature and brewing time for each type of tea.

White tea, water temperature 75 ° C, brewing time 1-3 minutes
Green tea, water temperature 65 ° C - 85 ° C, brewing time 2-3 minutes
Oolong tea, water temperature 80 ° C - 90 ° C, brewing time 2-4 minutes
Pu-Erh, water temperature 90 ° C - 100 ° C, brewing time 2-3 minutes
Black tea, water temperature 90 ° C - 95 ° C, brewing time 2-4 minutes
Rooibos, water temperature 100ºC, brewing time 6-8 minutes
Fruit infusion, water temperature 100ºC, setting time 8-10 minutes
Herbal infusion, water temperature 100ºC, setting time 8-10 minutes

The brewing times above are guidelines. It's fun to found out yourself what for you the best water temperature and brewing time of your tea is. On the information sheet of the tea is indicated what is the desired water temperature and brewing time.

Especially in China the tea leaves are often washed out for the first infusion to open the leaves, so the taste can be better delivered.

The right water?

Still excited to brew loose tea after reading the above? Beautiful! Then let's go, we are going to brew tea like a real pro.

Like all drinks, tea consist for the most part out of water. So you may understand that water is of great influence on the taste of tea.

Normally, most people who brew loose tea, use plain water. This is, especially in Western Europe, a good alternative. However, there will be changes in the hardness and acidity of water per region.

The harder the water, the greater the chance is that tea is darker and cloudier. Often accompanied by an oily layer on the tea. For the best taste, the taste of the water should be as neutral as possible (pH 7)

Professional tea tasters use water which has a dry residue of less than 50mg / liter and slightly acidic. (Dry residue is that which remains when the water is completely evaporated.) In order to achieve this, they often make use of expensive reverse osmosis devices, so that the quality of the water continuous remains the same. Fortunately, there is a cheaper and easier alternative at hand and available in the supermarket. Mineral water! For example, the mineral water of Spa has a dry residue of 33mg / liter and a pH of 6.

It is nice to see for yourself and taste the differences between teas brewed with normal tap water and bottled water.

Need advice?

Please fill in our contact form or call us at +31 20 752 75 85. We are more than happy to help you!