Tea can only unfold its full aroma with the right preparation. The temperature, dosage, water hardness and, not least, the infusion time, all play an important role. We want you to enjoy our alveus® premium teas to the fullest. This is why you will find precise preparation recommendations on all of our teas.
The different varieties vary in the strength of their flavour, meaning that they must be prepared in their own individual way. The lighter the tea, the shorter the brewing time should be. In general the following applies: Tea which has been left to brew for up to 2 minutes has a stimulating effect. If the brewing time exceeds 5 minutes, the effect tends to be more calming.
Green tea can be brewed multiple times too, as long as the tea leaves do not become dried out in between.
White tea has an extremely delicate taste right from the beginning. It doesn’t get bitter, meaning it can be infused multiple times. The aroma and intensity change in the process.
Pu Erh tea is pressed into shape and then the desired amount is cut off with a special knife. The first infusion (no hotter than 95°C) should only be left to steep for a few seconds, and is often even tipped away. Its purpose is to “wake up” the tea.
Since oolong doesn’t become bitter, it can be enjoyed throughout the day with multiple infusions and a decreasing caffeine content. The first infusion can be left to steep for 1 to 4 minutes, the second for slightly longer, and the third for up to 7 minutes.
Fruit tea can be left to steep for 10 minutes or more since it won’t become bitter, as it doesn’t contain any tannins. Most of the time it tastes just as good cold as it does hot, serving as an ideal means of covering the required daily fluid intake or as a fitting addition to creative cocktails.