There are very few things that give tea lovers the kind of satisfaction that a good warm cup of tea can, but can you reheat tea?
One of the worst things that can happen to your tea is for it to cool down as it sits waiting to be sipped on. We all know life gets in the way of the best of things, tea included.
So what do you do in those times of need when you don’t want to waste a perfectly good cup of tea that you made with all the love in your soul?
For starters, less dramatics maybe?
Should You Reheat?
First things first, before we dive into how you can reheat tea to preserve its goodness and to have it satisfy you as well as a freshly cooked cup of tea, a question that begs to be answered is – should you reheat tea?
Well, quite honestly, the world seems to be a little torn on this one. On the one hand, there are those tea advocates who never want to waste a good cup of tea, no matter what happens.
On the other hand, there are again tea advocates who think once your tea is no longer warm, it’s no good, so you shouldn’t bother to reheat.
Still, there are those who claim that reheated tea may actually be harmful for you, but this is only the case if it has been left overnight and you decide to reheat tea the next day. In that case, it’s a fair bet not to reheat your tea anyway, right?
Whether or not tea lovers around the world can agree on if you should reheat, we’ll provide you with the simplest way we know how to reheat it while keeping your tea’s essence preserved (or at least trying to).
How to Reheat Tea?
It’s quite straightforward, so let’s get right into it:
- Put your tea in a microwaveable cup, and into the microwave
- Reheat on 50% power for approximately 30 seconds (general rule is 30 seconds per 6 oz. of liquid so make an informed call depending on your teacup)
- Take it out of the microwave, stir the tea, and check if it’s adequately warm
- If not, reheat at the same power for an equal 30 seconds again
- Repeat by stirring and checking
You can do this however many times you need to until you’re able to reheat it to your desired temperature.
This really is the simplest and most effective way. Ideally though, you drink your tea while it’s still warm and freshly cooked.
However, if you are going to reheat, please make sure you get rid of the gooey layer of milk and tea that develops on the very top of your cup (ew) before you leave your cup of tea to reheat.
Enjoy your warm cup of tea like it’s good as new!