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Strong Tea: Supercharge Your Day with a Bold Brew

Strong Tea: Supercharge Your Day with a Bold Brew

While many tea lovers prefer mild and delicate tea for relaxation, others want their tea to be super strong to stay energized throughout the day. Strong tea is known for its bold flavor and high caffeine content, making it a perfect pick-me-up in the morning or a great way to stay awake and alert.

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However, strong tea can be bitter and astringent due to its high tannin content. Adding milk can magically neutralize the taste, leading to the many types of rich and creamy milk tea enjoyed worldwide.

Brewing strong tea is not as simple as steeping tea leaves for a longer time. To achieve the perfect cup, keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Choose the right tea leaves: Not all tea leaves are created equal. Some teas, such as Assam or Darjeeling black tea or rich and full-bodied Oolong tea, are naturally stronger than others.
  2. Use the right water temperature: Water temperature plays a crucial role in the strength of your tea. For regular tea making methods, we suggest using boiling water to extract the full flavor and caffeine from the tea leaves.
  3. Infuse for the right amount of time: The longer you infuse your tea, the stronger it will be, but be careful not to overdo it as this can lead to a bitter taste. Plain strong tea requires 3-5 minutes of infusing, while an extra strength tea concentrate for making rich milk tea requires 8-10 minutes.
  4. Use the right amount of tea leaves: The amount and size of tea leaves affect the strength and flavor of your tea. Use one teaspoon of tea leaves per cup of water for plain strong tea, and increase to 2-3 teaspoons per cup for tea concentrate for making milk tea.
  5. Choose the right size of tea leaves: The size of tea leaves affects the surface area of the leaves that comes into contact with the water. When tea leaves are broken or crushed into smaller pieces or powdery form, their surface area increases, which allows more of the tea's flavor and compounds to be extracted into the water during brewing.
  6. Add in water flow: Ensure optimal water flow by using mechanical agitation such as constant stirring or bobbling the tea strainer. This will allow the water to flow freely through the tea leaves, facilitating more efficient extraction of the tea's flavor and aroma.

How to Brew Perfect Strong Tea with Qi Aerista

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Brew Strong Tea with Qi Aerista Smart Tea Brewer 

While immersing a tea bag is not enough to make great-tasting strong tea, Qi Aerista Smart Tea Brewer's patented brewing system makes the process easy. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Start by adding 1 to 3 cups of water to the brewer’s pot.
  2. Place your tea leaves in the infuser basket. 2-3 teaspoons of tea leaves per cup of water added is a good starting point, but feel free to adjust to your liking.
  3. Place the infuser basket onto the pot and close the lid.
  4. Place the pot onto the base. Turn on the brewer.
  5. Select the built-in Strong program and it will make the perfect strong tea automatically. The preset brewing temperature is 95°C/203°F. The preset brewing time is 8 minutes. We can also customize the brewing settings up to 100°C/212°F for 15 minutes for an even stronger taste.
  6. Qi Aerista completes the brewing process automatically. It first heats the water to the target brewing temperature. Then the patented infusion system kicks in and brews the tea within the preset brewing time.
  7. Once the brewing is done, tea leaves and finished tea will separate automatically. The tea will enter the keep warm mode for up to 60 minutes.
  8. Enjoy the strong tea plain or add your choice of milk and other ingredients to make the perfect milk tea.

In conclusion, strong tea is a great option for tea lovers who enjoy a bold flavor and high caffeine content. By following these tips for brewing strong tea with Qi Aerista, you can enjoy a perfect cup of strong tea every time. So next time you’re in the mood for a strong cup of tea, give these tips a try and see the difference for yourself. Happy brewing!


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