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You're brewing tea incorrectly: how to use a tea bag and why you shouldn't squeeze it

Kateryna YagovychFood
How to brew tea bags correctly. Source: emedihealth.com

Most people in the store choose tea bags. They are very convenient to brew, because the leaves do not crumble and then you do not need to remove the remains from the cup. But you need to know how to brew tea bags. Many people do it wrong.

The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you about the main mistakes that are made when making tea bags. The drink will turn out to be tasteless.

Do not pour boiling water over the bag

You're brewing tea incorrectly: how to use a tea bag and why you shouldn't squeeze it

Usually, you put a tea bag in a cup and then pour water over it that has just boiled. But this method of preparation will not fully reveal the taste and aroma of the drink. The bag should be well "stretched". Therefore, you need to pour warm water over it, and then wait 3-4 minutes.

Do not squeeze the tea bag

You're brewing tea incorrectly: how to use a tea bag and why you shouldn't squeeze it

Many people perform this action on an automatic machine. But it is better not to squeeze the remaining liquid in the bag into the cup, because the drink will be bitter. You can squeeze out the excess liquid over the sink and then throw it away immediately.

You're brewing tea incorrectly: how to use a tea bag and why you shouldn't squeeze it

Don't use the bag more than once

If you brew the tea properly (3-4 minutes in warm water), one sachet will be enough for one time. The second time around, it will just be slightly colored water.

You're brewing tea incorrectly: how to use a tea bag and why you shouldn't squeeze it

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