How to make a delicious cup of Irish tea using our award winning blends of McEntee's loose Tea
To make a delicious cup of Irish tea using McEntee's award-winning blends of loose tea, follow these steps:
- Start with quality loose tea: McEntee's is known for their exceptional blends, so ensure you have their loose tea on hand. Choose the blend that suits your taste preferences, such as Irish Breakfast or Irish Afternoon.
- Boil fresh water: Fill a kettle with fresh, cold water and bring it to a rolling boil. It's important to use fresh water as it enhances the taste of the tea.
- Warm the teapot: To ensure the tea stays hot for longer, preheat your teapot. Pour some boiling water into the teapot, swish it around, and then discard the water.
- Measure the loose tea: Use a McEntee's Tea Tea measuring spoon (one spoonful per person). Typically, one teaspoon per cup is a good starting point, but you can adjust according to your taste.
- Add the tea to the teapot: Place the measured tea leaves into the preheated teapot. Ideally a teapot with removable strainer should be used or add one of the range of McEntee's Tea steel strainers into your existing teapot.
- Pour hot water over the tea: Carefully pour the boiling water from the kettle over the loose tea leaves in the teapot. For a standard-sized teapot, use approximately one cup (8 fluid ounces) of water per teaspoon of tea.
- Steep the tea: Place the lid on the teapot and let the tea steep for about 3 to 5 minutes. Adjust the steeping time based on your preferred strength. Be cautious not to steep for too long, as it may result in a bitter taste.
- Stir and strain: After the desired steeping time, gently stir the tea in the teapot to ensure it is evenly brewed. Then, use a tea strainer or an infuser to strain the brewed tea into your cup or teacup.
- Optional additions: Irish tea is often enjoyed with milk and/or sugar. Add a splash of milk or your preferred sweetener to taste. You can also enjoy it plain if desired.
- Savor and enjoy: Take a moment to appreciate the aroma and flavors of your freshly brewed cup of Irish tea. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Remember, personal preferences may vary, so feel free to adjust the steeping time, tea strength, or any other aspect of the brewing process to suit your taste.