How to Blend Your Own Black Tea at Home

Most of the black teas available in the market today are blended, often using leaves grown in the same area but picked at different times or from different fields. Balancing the tea leaves and achieving the desired taste is crucial in creating a good blend. If you want to try making your own blended black tea at home, it is essential to understand the characteristics of each tea.

Here are the steps to create your own blend of black tea:

  1. Prepare at least three different types of tea leaves.
  2. Get tasting cups, which are used by connoisseurs for tea tasting.
  3. Put 3 to 5 grams of each type of tea leaf in separate cups and pour hot water over them.
  4. Cover the cups and wait for a moment.
  5. Filter the tea and pour it into different tasting cups.
  6. Check the taste and smell of each tea to determine their characteristics.
  7. Using a spoon, take the same amount of tea from each cup and pour into one cup and mix.
  8. Taste the blended tea carefully.
  9. Add more tea as needed, taking note of how much tea you added from each cup.
  10. Once you are satisfied with the taste, check the amount of tea you poured and use the same ratio to blend the tea leaves.
  11. Make tea using the freshly blended tea leaves and check the taste.
  12. If you need to make further adjustments, redo the procedure from step 7.

Keep in mind that there are already blended teas available in stores, including canned and PET bottled tea blends, which may not necessarily refer to black tea blends. Blended tea can also be a mixture of Sencha, Oolong tea, Pu-erh tea, herbs, flowers, or spices.

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