Preparing your tea can be pretty intuitive, but because Happy Tea can give you a buzz when adding magic truffles, we want to help you get the most out of your chosen blend. Drink it hot or cold, by yourself or sharing with other people, with or without magic truffles, we want to help you have the best Happy Tea experience.
What you’ll need:
🍄 Your magic truffle dose (if you want to get a buzz)
🍃 Your Happy Tea bag(s)
💧 Hot water
🍵 A large teapot (or pot) and enough cups
🕺 Your best buds (if you're sharing)
Please note: we do not sell tea bags with truffles inside. You receive a TEA bag and a truffle bag SEPARATELY. You can follow these instructions even if you choose to not add magic truffles.
Now get ready to prepare your drink!
Step one: Prepare the water for your tea
All Happy Tea blends are specially crafted to be brewed with 1.5 litres of water while maintaining the same taste and effects. Note that you can use less water if you don't want to drink that much tea, but you should drink at least 2 cups of tea (500ml) to start feeling the tea and truffle effect. If you run out of water, you can always reuse the same tea bag by pouring more hot water. For example, you can start by brewing your tea bag with 500 ml of hot water. Once the pot is done, instead of throwing away the tea bag, you can add more water to brew another pot and extract more. If you’ve made too much water, you can save the leftovers in the fridge for about 3-4 days. Dispose of the tea bag once finished, because it can not be used again for another day.
In regards to the temperature, use a range of 80-85 degrees to ensure optimal extraction of the truffle. If you don't have a means to control the water temperature, here's a helpful trick: add a small quantity of cold water to your boiled water. This technique will lower the temperature from 95-100 degrees to the desired range of 80-85 degrees. To check if the water has reached the ideal temperature, hold the teapot. It should take approximately 5 seconds before it becomes uncomfortable to touch.
Step two: Prepare your tea bag with the right magic truffle dose
When drinking alone:
First, gather your supplies: one tea bag and one magic truffle bag (1, 2, 3, or 4 grams). The truffle dose varies from person to person, but we generally suggest using 1-3g of truffles per individual. You can find helpful guidance on finding your happy dose.
Once you have your dose, crush the truffle into bits with a fork or a pestle and mortar until it's flat, then scoop it into the Happy Tea bag. Put your tea bag inside of a cup or teapot, and pour the water. Let your tea brew for at least 5 minutes, then you can drink it. You can also keep the tea bag inside the pot the whole time.
When enjoying with friends:
Let's imagine you'll enjoy Happy Tea in a group of max 4 people. There are a few things to keep in mind. First, you'll need a different truffle dose. In this sense, you can either put a higher dose in the teapot to share, or each individual can put their truffle dose in their own cup. Consider the ratio 1-3g per person mentioned above if you choose to add the truffle to each cup. Use only up to 4g of truffle if you're gonna add it to the teapot to share.
If you're enjoying your tea with more than 4 people, follow our guidance on how to throw a party with Happy Tea.
Now, let's move on to another way to enjoy your happy tea: cold brew. As the sun shines outside, you might crave a refreshing cold drink instead. The good news is that you can enjoy Happy Tea as a cold drink too. However, it's important to understand how to properly prepare and get the most out of it, since you don't wanna just refresh yourself, but also get the beneficial effects of the truffle tea.
COLD Happy Tea 🧊
The preparation of cold tea is similar to hot tea. Yes, you still need to brew your tea with hot water. That's why it's important to prepare your drinks upfront in case you wanna have a refreshing summer drink. Here's how you'll prepare it:
Boil the amount of water that you want to consume to the range of 80-85 degrees. Pour it into your teapot, with the desired truffle dose and your tea bag and leave it to brew for 20-30 minutes. Place it in the fridge to cool down. You can also use ice to cool the tea down, but it will melt and dilute the tea, so take that into account when measuring the water quantity.
Longer to make but less hassle, you may also brew the tea with cold water. Add room temperature water to the tea bag and let it rest overnight, or for 8 hours. This is due to the fact that cold water extracts all the tea goodness way slower than hot water. Once you've done that, you can drink your cold brew.
Now that you know how to prepare Happy Tea, get ready to sip and enjoy the experience in whichever way suits your mood. Cheers to a fantastic tea experience!
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