In the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (DRAE), an infusion is defined as “The action of extracting the water-soluble parts of organic substances at a temperature higher than that of the environment and lower than that of boiling water”.
One of the great secrets to a perfect cup of tea is the temperature to which the water is brought to when preparing it. Each tea has its proper temperature.
There are also standard temperatures according to the color of the tea:
- Whites; 75 ºC
- Green; 80 ºC
- Wulong and Pu-erth; 85 ºC
- Blacks; 95 ºC.
But also remember, behind a brand of tea, there is a group of tasters and sommeliers experts in detecting the best notes of the strands, so there is already someone who has done the work for you. So, in the case of brands of tea that already come with the temperature and infusion time, let yourself be guided by the experts.
Whatever standard you use, make sure the resulting brew is to your liking, so experiment.
Take note of these facts, and surrender to the charms of tea!