How to make Orthodox Tea? There are several options available to you depending on whether you have full leaf tea, loose leaf tea, or tea bags.
Orthodox Tea consists of – Green Tea, Organic Tea and Darjeeling Leaf
Full leaf and loose leaf
Here’s a secret – these are the same thing. Companies use the two names interchangeably.
OK, this is your How To Brew Orthodox Tea 101 course. Let’s get started…
For one serving you need:
- 2 teaspoons of loose leaf Orthodox Tea
- 8 ounces (1 cup) of hot water (about 160 degrees F).
There are three common methods to brew the tea.
1. Brew it in your glass
This is the most common way to make Orthodox Tea in China. Just toss some loose leaves into an empty glass or mug and add hot water. I personally don’t care for this method because the leaves go in your mouth. But that’s just me. Here’s how it’s done.
- Put about 2 teaspoons of loose leaves into an empty glass. More if you like it strong and bitter, less if you don’t.
- Pour hot water into the glass until the tea leaves are submerged. About a quarter of the glass should be filled.
- Swirl the glass a bit to make sure all the leaves absorb the water, and then let it sit for a minute or so.