How to Use Your Loose Leaf Tea Infuser
Knowing how to use your loose leaf tea infuser can result in improved tea experiences and overall better flavor and scents. Using a tea leaf infuser simply means you are able to allow the tea leaves to seep longer in your hot water before and during your enjoyment of the hot beverage.
When you are brewing loose tea leaves you should know that the loose tea leaves can be brewed over and over. While the taste may not be the same each time, the nutritional value will be. You can just add more water to the same leaves to brew new pots. If you are using White, Green, or Yellow tea leaves they can be infused four times. If you are using Black or Scented tea leaves they can be infused five times. Oolong tea leaves can be infused well over five times.
In between brews you should be sure to leave a bit of water from each subsequent brew to strengthen the next. Loose tea leaves do not require an infuser or ball, but you can use them. The basic materials required include the tea leaves, water, and the vessel or pot. The most popular method for loose leaf tea brewing in China is to leave the tea leaves in the cup or in the pot without any strainer and enjoy them as is. Another good way to enjoy your tea is to brew it inside of a tall glass so that you are afforded the opportunity to view the color and shape of the infused tea leaf. With time it will settle on the bottom but some of the buds and leaves will float to the surface. You can blow them away before sipping. By the second or third brew, all of the leaves should settle on the bottom.