Loose Tea preparation questions?!

Question: Loose Tea preparation questions!?
Phoenix now has a loose tea provider that my fiancee got me hooked on while in Vancouver!. Since taking some home with me, I saw an episode on some station about teas and I had a few questions!.
Why are you supposed to pour the hot water over the tea and not submerge it!?
Does steeping time vary by the type of tea!?
also, is 'tapping' the bag or infuser more of a taboo thing than anything actually happening!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

pouring hot water over the tea is much easier than submerging it!. Trying to submerge tea is more of a difficult thing since it is very light!. You didn't mention if you were using a tea ball, a fine mesh filter or what, so I'll assume your using a tea infuser type thing!.

Steeping time does very by the type of tea!. But not only steeping time, but temp of the water!.

In general, black tea can be steeped in boiling water for 3-5 minutes

In general green tea can be steeped at 180-190 F temp water for 2-3 minutes

In general, white tea can be steeped at 175-185F temp for 2-3 minutes!.

These are just general guidelines so you'll often find the experts telling you that it's a trial and error thing!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

You're asking an English woman how to make tea! For loose tea, you really need a teapot!. Put a spoonful of tea in the pot for each person (traditionally a spoonful per person and one for the pot) add the boiling water and leave to steep!. The longer it steeps, the stronger the tea!. Pour it out and pretend you're in England having tea with scones and jam - I think I'll go and make a pot for myself!Www@FoodAQ@Com

pur the tea in
and pour water according to how much tea is in there!.
then you let it brew on a very very very very very low flame for about 5 minutes!.!. then you pour it in your cup and top it up with hot water if it is too black (dark)Www@FoodAQ@Com

Go to www!.teachat!.com!. This is the BEST discussion forum on the internet for learning from others how to brew loose tea!. Enjoy! Loose tea is wonderful! :)Www@FoodAQ@Com

everyone above me has good detailed answersWww@FoodAQ@Com

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