8 Tea Brewing Tips That You Got to Know to Make a Perfect Tea! ~Tetley: The Art of Tea Blending


So I was invited to Tetley: The Art of Tea Blending event to experience different types of tea and I also had a privilege to meet Sebastian Michaelis, Tetley Tea Master.



Sebastian's exceptional palate is so refined that, his taste buds have been insured for one million pounds!



Well, I learned 8 Tea Brewing Tips to Make a Perfect Tea from Sebastian and I can't wait to share it with you.




1. Vessel
A thinner lipped china cup or mug is the best vessel, as it allows you to taste a fuller flavor of tea with every sip.

2. Water
Use only once-boiled water. Re-boiling reduces oxygen levels and affects taste.

3. Brewing Black Tea
Tastes best when brewed in water that had reached boiling point.

4. Brewing Green Tea
Cool it! Once boiled let it cool for about 2 minutes to avoid developing a bitter taste.

5. Milk
Always add the milk after the tea has fully brewed.

6. Time
Leave the bag for at least 2 minutes. Do not prod and poke.

7. Temperature
Once brewed let it cool for about 2 minutes before drinking.

8. Storage
Always ensure that tea bags are stored in an airtight container in a cool dark area.


I followed these tips and finally, I was able to make myself a good tea! Right now I am addicted to Tetley's tea.



I also had a chance to make my own tea using the above ingredients. I won't say that I did the best tea but to have a tea master to taste my tea was a great honour indeed.



I also was able to see for myself the materials used during tea tasting session which has been passed down from one generation to another. Old is gold!



Tetley's tea is made of finest hand selected tea leaves and a unique combination of loose tea leaves to suit our "The Malaysians" taste buds.



Tetley, Britain's iconic tea brand, is the 2nd largest tea brand globally. Tetley tea is made from the young leaves and unopened buds of the plant, Camellia Sinensis.


Their tasters assess the following factors of a tea liquid:

1. Sparkle - purity of the colour

2. Colour- from a deep red up to a bright yellow

3. Body- the weight of the tea in the mouth

4. Zing- overall liveliness of the tea on the palate



Tetley is one of the founding members of the Ethical Tea Partnership, helping create a thriving, global tea industry that is socially fair and environmentally sustainable.



Tetley is focused on sourcing teas from Rainforest Alliance farms. More than 50% of Tetley tea worldwide is now Rainforest Alliance Certified.



I really had so much fun at Tetley: The Art of Tea Blending. Hoping for another tea tasting session soon.




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3 comments

  1. I wonder they do sell it online .

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  2. I wonder they do sell it online .

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  3. Had been for a tea tasting in Sri Lanka, but I was too busy enjoying the views of the estate. Did not know there is so much to tea brewing though:)

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