How to prepare tea properly

Conscious TV

September 28, 2020

Did you know that industrial teas are made from the old leaves and these gather more fluoride and less beneficial properties than the first sprouts, which are those of quality teas? It is known that fluoride in large quantities can be harmful.

We could also ask ourselves the question: why do we drink tea in tea bags?

The sachets may contain plastic or cellulose residues which, when boiled, are not beneficial to health. They also have an environmental impact, as they are produced from cellulose obtained from the felling of trees.

The type of teapots used is also very important, due to their size, the minerals they provide, and many secrets that you will discover as you delve deeper into this marvellous world.


Depending on the variety of tea you are going to prepare, the optimum water temperature can range from 65ºC to 99ºC when the water comes to the boil, and the times usually vary between 1 and 6 minutes. Below you will find the ideal water temperature and the corresponding infusion time according to the type of tea you are going to prepare:

WHITE tea : Water temperature: 65 - 70 ºC : Brewing time: 1 - 2 minutes

YELLOW tea: Water temperature: 70 - 75 ºC | Brewing time: 1 - 2 minutes.

GREEN tea: Water temperature: 75 - 80 ºC | Brewing time: 1 - 2 minutes.

BLACK tea: Water temperature: 95 - 99 ºC | Brewing time: 2 - 3 minutes

RED Tea: Water temperature: 90 - 99 ºC | Brewing time: 2 - 3 minutes

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Pss, Pss. Did you know this about the origin of tea?

There is a beautiful story that Bodhidarma, the founder of Zen, was the discoverer of tea. He spent 9 years meditating facing the wall on a mountain called Ta and struggled every day against sleep, his eyes were falling out of sleep... remember that sleep symbolises unconsciousness. He wanted to remain conscious night and day. Until one night he realised that it was impossible to stay awake. So he cut off his eyelids and threw them on the floor, so there would be no way to close them. The story goes that from those eyelids a small sprout was born, and that sprout became Tea.