If you are wondering how long to cool your tea before drinking, this post will give you some guidelines and how to cool it faster.
Generally, you should let tea cool for 5 minutes before drinking. To cool tea faster, you can pour it from cup to cup a few times or put it in the fridge.
The easiest way to tell if tea is drinkable is to see how hot it feels in your hands.
How long to cool tea before drinking?
How long to cool your tea depends a lot on a number of factors as mentioned below. If you are drinking green tea, you should let it cool for about 5 minutes. If you are drinking black tea, you should let it cool for about 7 minutes. If you are drinking white tea, you should let it cool for about 4 minutes.
Factors influencing how quickly tea cools
There are several factors influencing how quickly tea cools, such as the initial temperature, the surrounding temperature, and whether milk or sugar is added.
Initial temperature: The hotter the tea, the faster it will cool.
Surrounding temperature: If the tea is in a cold environment, it will cool down quicker.
Milk: Adding cold milk will speed up the cooling process
The type of cup: A large cup that has more surface area will cool the tea down faster than a small cup with a smaller surface area at the top
How to cool tea quickly?
The easiest way to cool tea quickly is to simply put it in the fridge for a minute or so. Alternatively, you could put some ice cubes in it or you could use a mug that you have cooled down in the freezer or fridge.
You can also pour the coffee from cup to cup a few times. Doing this allows more of the coffee to come into contact with the air which cools it faster.
Can I cool tea in the fridge?
Yes, you can cool tea in the fridge. Alternatively, you can pour the tea from cup to cup which also cools the tea down faster.
How do you know if tea is cool enough to drink?
Tea should be 60 degrees Celsius (140 Fahrenheit) or lower in order to be drinkable. The best way to know if tea is cool enough to drink is to use a food thermometer. if you’re able to hold the cup of tea in your hand without feeling any burning or discomfort, that’s a good sign that the tea is a safe temperature to drink.