1). Use Fresh Water
Always use water freshly drawn from the tap or a filter jug: the higher levels of oxygen in fresh water give your brew a cleaner, brighter taste.
2). Watch the Temperature
Black, puerh and most oolong teas can be brewed with freshly boiled water, but for less processed teas like green, white or yellow tea use water closer to 80°C. Just leave the kettle lid up for 3–5 minutes after boiling, then pour and infuse.
3). Remember to Spoon
Loose leaf can seem fiddly, but the truth is it’s as easy as teabags. Just remember: use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup, or two per cup if you’re brewing white tea, yellow tea or a fruit and herbal infusion.