|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
Does tea need to steep for different lengths of time, depending upon the type?
Or, is steeping-time usually the same for all types?
Yes, it is different depending on type and taste. For instance, I generally steep tissanes longer because it gives a fuller flavor, but some types of dessert teas have to be steeped for shorter periods of time or the lighter flavors (i.e. vanilla, caramel, etc.) might be overpowered. I don't know that there's any specific rules on how long for each, it will probably just take some experimentation for you -- I usually go by the scent. As soon as it no longer smells watery it's done...though some black teas I'll even leave the tea in and let it keep right on steeping so I get REALLY strong tea .
It's mainly down to taste - the longer you steep, the stronger the tea will be.
You probably wouldn't want to steep most teas for more than a couple of minutes though, and if you steep it for too long it becomes stewed and you lose all the subtle flavours. And some teas are blended to be quite delicate in flavour so less is probably more.
If in doubt check the packaging that the tea came in and it will tell you the ideal steepage time for that particular blend.
If you're using loose tea that takes longer to steep then tea in a bag. And it all depends on your taste and what strength you like your tea.
Yes. Different teas have different steeping times. Then of course their is individual taste. If you like a more strong flavored tea then you steep it longer, but you run the risk of drinking a bitter tea. Also pay attention to water tempature. As with steeping time, each tea has a specific water temp that is ideal for steeping.
it depends on the tea and the brand and how strong you like it fruit tea usually needs a long steep as well as assam and darjeeling english breakfast tea from the uk ie pg or tetleys needs a medium steep or longer if you prefer strong tea, rooibush south african should be a medium to long steep. but if your lucky enought to find liptons these are very strong and on bag could make three cups if in a teapot.top tip warm your teapot with boiling water first this will keep your teas fresher longer
Each tea has a different flavour and each of us is different in terms of how we take our tea, so steeping time is a personal thing. What I find though that it also depends on time of day. In the mornings I often steep longer as I want a stronger tea. In the afternoon I am quite happy to enjoy a weaker tea.
by Marlene Bertrand6 years ago
What is the difference between hot herb tea and a tincture?I read a recipe which stated that the herb should be steeped for about 5 minutes. The recipe called it a tincture. I called it a cup of hot tea. What is the...
by HubPages8 years ago
how to cook salmon
by Sp Greaney4 years ago
Will there ever be a time when crime no longer exists?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.