Does Boiled Water make Worse Tea?

Testing out one of those commonly told 'facts' about brewing.

Share

I have always heard tea lovers saying that we should always avoid making tea with fully boiled water because the water becomes deoxygenated and therefore makes a poorer tasting tea.

I have always been suspicious about this, especially because I have enjoyed plenty of Dan Congs and PuErhs in my years which have been brewed by farmers with 'raging torrent' hot water.

So it was about time that we did a little taste test and the results were interesting and raised more questions! That's what I love about tea, there's always something else to learn.

--------

Connoisseur Brewer
Yabukita Sencha

 

We think you’ll love:

The perfect way to store your tea. Stackable tins which have been designed to keep your tea organised easily.

Organic Oolong processed in nitrogen to increase GABA to 200mg per 100g. Summer rain, apricot jam, wet wood and chestnut honey.

Jing Mai 400 Year Old Gushu PuErh Spring 2018

Delicate pickings of mineral rich Gushu from estimated 400 year old tea trees in Jing Mai. Deep baked bananas, dried apricots, raw pie dough and zesty limes.

Long Jing - Dragonwell

Pre Qing Ming harvest of one of China’s most famous teas. Deep, rich and aromatic with roasted borlotti beans, sweet limoncello and strawberry jam aromatics.

notification