Let's face it, we've all been there at one time or another. But it's time to face the music and stop doing these 5 common things that affect your brew <3
#1 Storing your tea somewhere that isn't cool and dark. This probably seems obvious, but in reality we naturally gravitate to storing our tea in the kitchen, and kitchens can get hot and are normally quite well lit with natural light. Meaning that if you store your tea on the counter top or in the cupboard or drawer next to the oven, that radiating warmth can some cases overtime have a heating effect on the tea causing it age a lot faster than normal.
#2 Over steeping your tea. Yep, have you ever wondered why your tea tastes like sh*t? We're specifically referring to the black and green varieties here, and yes, we have all done it. By either forgetting that you had started the brew (or if you're like me that you made a cuppa in the first place) or maybe even just not realising that it each blend has a specific time to brew. If this is you, do yourself a favour and check out our ultimate brew guide for some tips.
#3 Discarding you're tea too early. Did you know that you can brew your tea leaves up to three times in the same sitting? The brew does get a little bit weaker each time (my favourite is actually the second one) but it's a great way to get the most out of your steeping!
#4 Not caring about the quality of the blends. Although sometimes it may not seem like it, this makes a huge difference in the end taste. It's fairly simple, a better quality leaf is will produce even flavour profiles without any additives, while highly processed blends unfortunately don't offer the same luxury.
#5 Adding milk to loose leaf green tea brews. Yeah, nah this is weird AF and you should stop doing this right now. (Matcha is the only exception to the rule)!