Large tea drinkers, in your life often arises the same problem. This harsh, bitter taste, not very pleasant than tea. This problem, you can no longer bear it. However, you must know that managing the bitterness of his tea is a whole art, since depending on the palaces of each, it may be preferable to prepare your tea differently. The infusion time you are going to devote to it, the quality of the tea sheets you provide, or the way you keep your tea. At the time of preparation, several important factors will play on the appearance of a more or less intense bitterness.
Why is your tea bitter?
But then how is it that tea can be bitter at certain times? The first factor that comes into play, which is also one of the most important, is the infusion time! A point that should not be overlooked, since indeed, the more, you will infuse your tea, the more it will leave this bitter taste. How should you concretely do it? Imagine it's simpler than you think! First of all, it depends on the tea you usually consume, others will be led to deploy their flanged flange aromas and therefore must be infused shortly at the risk of raising a harsh taste. The reason for this phenomenon? You should know that some teas, as is the case of black tea, contain a molecule called "tannins" this polyphenol, is a chemical element used in many drinks like coffee. In this case, it is used to protect tea leaves from possible microbes and bacteria. What problems arise? This chemical element causes a mechanical sensation called astrint which will come to bring bitter to tea when it is too long infused. If you do not necessarily have time to be on the lookout on the preparation of your teas, or if simply, you are not a fan of intense teas, you can always opt for subtle and soft infusions which, They do not contain tannins, so no risk of bitterness! In one of these infusions, we recommend that with fruity and tangy hibiscus, she will be able to conquer your taste buds!
The art of preparation
Let's go to practice! Now you know the multiple reasons for too bitter tea, but what about the preparation? After the theory, let's start the practice! First, take a degree kettle to avoid overheating of water and later risk ending up with bitter tea or simply degrading the aromas and virtues of your tea. For information, the recommended temperature is 80 degrees. Once the water is heated, incorporate your tea leaves (cut and wash carefully upstream) it is also important to cover the tea during the infusion so as to maintain the maximum of flavors and aromas possible. Note is during the first moments that almost all of the tea spreads. There are other simple ways to make your tea less bitter by putting for example a larger amount of water or even a smaller amount of tea leaves (4 teaspoons for 1L).
How to keep the flavors
Second point that we often abandon, but which will considerably modify the flavors of your tea: how you proceed to keep tea leaves. Indeed, in light of light, the aromas of a tea can be damaged. Take an example: if you keep the Oolong tea, He will lose some of his honeyed and fruity notes. Light can also cause other complications such as the destruction of the many antioxidants present in it, which would be harmful ... Another factor that will influence the good quality of your tea, air, because it easily absorbs humidity, an element conducive to attract bacteria and fungi. It is therefore advisable not to store your tea leaves near chemicals and foods. Favor dry places and do not hesitate to seal your tea if you do not plan to consume it for a long time. Also, remember that cold tea is naturally more bitter than when it is hot, for a very simple reason, after the infusion, there are tea particles, which, by force, makes it harsher once cooled.
Now master of your tea!
We hope with all my heart that the many tea readers have been able to learn a little more about the art of managing the bitterness of their favorite hot drink. From theory to practice, you are now master of your tea! It's now over, you will no longer have this unpleasant feeling that will house your taste buds! And don't forget that what will play most in the flavors of your tea, it is above all the quality of the leaves for which you opt. Since the more a leaf is manipulated, the more it will lose its flavors and nutrients. So to guarantee you the best possible experience, Imara uses products designed with whole and one hundred percent tea leaves from African agriculture, and this, traditionally manufactured! Imara has chosen to opt for a Kasimba collection, which pays homage to the riches of Kenya.