A Guide to Loose Leaf Tea

A Guide to Loose Leaf Tea

A Guide to Loose Leaf Tea

Introducing the romance of real Ceylon Tea; loose leaf tea invites tea drinkers to experience their brew from the time it’s steeped in hot water; from the gentle sound of dry tea leaves falling into the pot, into its beautiful unfolding of colour, strength and aroma. Its experiential aspects compose a therapeutic cuppa, even before your first sip!

Why Buy Loose Leaf Tea?

Apart from its unravelling divine-like brewing experience, it’s a sustainable option. Loose-leaf tea can cut down your waste and give you a better tasting cup! How? The benefits of loose leaf tea is that it enables each of the leaves to be infused with water faster, to give you a better tasting cup.

For the best loose leaf tea experience, it’s best to ensure you shop the freshest tea, which Dilmah can confirm is the case with each of our tea packed fresh where it is grown. Apart from this, depending on if you enjoy tea or caffeine-free herbal infusions better, dig into our loose leaf Chamomile Flowers for spring in a cup, at anytime and anywhere!

Loose leaf tea also makes cooking with tea more convenient, after all, tea is a herb that can be used as an ingredient in beverages and food.

Brewing Guide

The general rule for brewing loose leaf tea is to use 1 tsp of tea per 8oz cup (250mL) of water. A tea infuser will help you brew your loose leaves with ease, and our Dilmah shop has a range of accessories to enable you to witness the beauty of loose leaf tea brewing.

White tea
Boil water to 70° C – 80°C
Brew for 2-3 minutes

Green tea
Boil water to 70° C – 80°C
Brew for 2-3 minutes

Oolong tea
Boil water to 80°C – 90°C
Brew for 2-3 minutes

Black tea
Boil water to 95°C - 100°C
Brew for 3-5 minutes

Herbal Infusions/ Herbal Tea
Boil water to 95°C - 100°C
Brew for 3-5 minutes

How to Store Loose Leaf Tea

Storing loose leaf tea in a proper manner is very important to ensure that taste, texture and aroma is maintained. The default storing process for any tea should be an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place so as not to attract moisture, which can spoil tea. Sunlight too can cause it to go stale.

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