Step 2: Quality of your water
Your tea is only as good as your water. Especially if you choose to prepare a tea that has subtle flavours such as white or green tea, the quality of water is crucial. Key standards used to judge the water are hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS) and chlorine. To improve your water quality, you can invest in water purification systems such as active carbon filters that reduce substances which affect the water’s taste, odor or appearance – your tea’s individual aroma will come through better and the tea will look clearer. An alternative option to filtered water can be bottled water.