Depending on its origin, black tea should infuse for 2 to 7 minutes. It should be placed in hot water, but never boiling to avoid altering its taste or quality.
Brewing black tea according to its origin
The preparation of black tea is an institution. Teapot, leaf, water and infusion... no detail is left to chance for a cup with perfect aromas.
The type of black tea is the decisive criterion to know the infusion time. For Darjeeling black tea, for example, the infusion time varies from 2 to 5 minutes. Ground leaves also require a shorter brewing time than whole leaves. Finally, those who like a strong flavored tea may leave it for up to 7 minutes. Teas with spices, on the other hand, should be brewed for less than 5 minutes.
Brewing black tea: pay attention to the water temperature!
The temperature of the water is also a determining factor for the preparation of a cup of tea. In hot water, the aromas diffuse more quickly. However, boiling water alters the taste and the benefits. However, be careful not to err in the other direction. Water below 80°C does not allow the taste to sublimate.