Making Tea with Magnesium Mineralized Water
Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world after water. Every day across the globe, people drink 165 million cups of tea. There are plenty of different types to choose from, in fact, there are approximately 1500 varieties of tea. Whichever type of tea you prefer, BWT Magnesium Mineralized Water is the perfect place to start.
Why use Magnesium Mineralized Water to make tea?
BWT Magnesium Mineralized Water Filter Cartridges remove substances that can affect the taste of the tea. They also add magnesium, which is an excellent flavour carrier. Avoid distilled water for making tea, as the lack of minerals will make it taste flat.
The temperature of the water for making the tea varies depending on which variety you are using. For black tea around 95 degrees is perfect whereas green tea is better at a slightly cooler 80 degrees. When making tea with loose leaves in a pot then you should adjust the steeping time depending on the variety. Green tea requires less time to steep at only one to two minutes whereas black tea needs 3 to 5. When making tea in a cup with a bag, it’s best to judge by eye rather than set a time.
Should you add milk before or after the tea?
One of the greatest controversies surrounding tea is whether to add milk to the cup before the tea or after. Historically the upper classes always added milk after the tea and there was a good reason for this. If your china was of poor quality, adding the tea first could cause cracking. So adding the tea first demonstrated that you used fine china. The order in which you added the tea and milk to the cup became a sign of status.
Fortunately, we don’t have this problem nowadays. Most modern cups are able to withstand boiling water. It’s completely up to you whether to add the milk first or last. Whichever variety of tea you prefer, with or without milk, make it with Magnesium Mineralized Water.