Have you ever heard of a tool called a "drip bag" that allows you to easily brew tea without using a teapot?
Drip bags are recommended for those who do not have a teapot or teapot, or for those who want to drink delicious tea outside the home, such as at the office or park.
Here, we would like to introduce you to the drip bag and how to brew a delicious cup of tea using the drip bag.
What is a drip bag of tea?
A drip bag for tea is an extraction device that can be used over a teacup or cup, as shown in the photo.
Drip bags make it easy to brew delicious tea for those who do not have a teapot or teapot, or for those who brew tea outside the home, such as at the office or park.
You can even throw away the entire bag, so if you've ever found it a hassle to dispose of tea leaves in a kyusu, this is for you!
I usually experiment with various tools, but this is a very useful extraction device because it can easily brew tea of almost the same quality as that brewed in a kyusu.
What is the difference between a drip bag and a coffee bag?
When you hear the word "drip bag," you may think of that of coffee, but drip bags are very different for tea and coffee.
The biggest difference between a drip bag and a coffee drip bag is that the tea leaves are immersed in hot water.
Generally, when coffee is brewed by drip, hot water is poured over the beans and dropped down to the cup in a short time, called "permeation," whereas tea is brewed by "steeping," in which the entire tea leaves are left to soak in hot water for a period of time.
The "permeating" method, in which fresh hot water is continuously supplied, allows more of the ingredients to be extracted, but has the disadvantage of producing a strong bitterness and an imbalance of flavors.
However, when brewing tea by "soaking," the gradual diminishing of the extraction of the ingredients prevents over-extraction and makes it easier to brew tea with a balanced flavor.
This is why drip bags for tea are made deeper so that the tea leaves can soak up the hot water.
How to brew nice tea using drip bags
Depending on the brewing method, drip bags can brew tea that tastes better than tea bags and comparable to that of a teapot.
Here is how to brew a delicious cup of tea using a drip bag.
1) Put the drip bag over a cup and add 4g of tea leaves.
At this time, please be careful that the tea leaves are properly immersed in the hot water when you pour the hot water into the cup. If the cup is too deep, the water may not reach the tea leaves and the tea may not be extracted properly.
(2) Pour 120ml of water boiled at 60-80℃ slowly over the tea leaves.
(3) After about 2 minutes of extraction, leave the drip bag open and shake it in the hot water for 2 to 3 times.
The point is not to close the drip bag. Although the tea leaves touch each other to facilitate the extraction of the ingredients, it can also cause a tangy taste.
The drip bag should be shaken while the tea leaves are still open, so that the right amount of flavor can be extracted.
(4) Lift the drip bag and wait until the last drop falls out.
The remaining tea in the drip bag is full of the flavor of the tea leaves.
Hold the bag up and wait until the last drop of tea has fallen out.