To simplify steeping guidelines, ideally, when you think black tea, it is safe to think boil. For all other teas (Green, Oolong, Pu'erh, White) you want your water to be under boiling. The reason for this, when you use boiling water, you actually risk burning the tea leaves, which can make your tea taste bitter or astringent.
Timing is just as important as temperature. Under steeping can result in a bland and boring brew while over steeping can produce an undesirable level of tannins, astringency, and too strong of a beverage. Generally, black tea and oolong should be steeped 4-5 minutes, green and white tea 3-4 minutes, and herbal blends 5-6 minutes. Of course, at the end of the day it's all about preference.
Such a simple yet amazing life changer. Why warm your cup? When you warm your cup before steeping tea, you are retaining the temperature of your tea longer. Therefore, you can enjoy your tea at optimal flavour longer. It's like serving food on cold plates. Just don't do it, it makes people cringe.
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