You never know when the inspiration (and the urge) to drink a well-brewed cup of tea might strike you. At work, at home, or when standing by the side of a mountain during one of your travels. So, here are some tips to enjoy a perfect cup of tea while travelling.
Pay attention to the water
The key element that influences the taste of tea is water. Avoid mineral water to steep your tea. If you are particular about the temperature of the water – carry your own portable electric kettle.
Carry your own tea
Carrying loose leaf tea need not be messy. You can carry them in an airtight container with a measuring spoon. You can also carry a loose leaf tea infuser to help you make a nice cup of tea. Alternately, you can make your own tea bags with muslin tea pouches that are available. Choose the quantity of tea you like for a single cup and fill the bag with it. These bags are portable and handy. Some delicate teas, like matcha, need to be stored in the refrigerator once opened. To take these teas along with you while travelling, spoon it out into small packets, squeeze all air out of the packets, keep them in a mild temperature and store them in a refrigerator as soon as possible. This way they will stay fresh.
Carry a handy, portable infuser
The next step is to infuse the tea, and there are many travel-friendly ways to do this. Let’s list them out:
- Ball infuser: If you are a one-man tea drinking party, then an elegant stainless steel ball infuser is handy and perfect for travelling.
- Muslin bags: Made from reusable cotton cloth, these muslin bags can be used to infuse loose leaf tea and are great for travellers.
- Tea filters: A DIY alternative, you can use these paper filters just like a normal tea bag. And they are biodegradable!
- Infuser mugs: With removable metallic infusers, these infuser travel mugs are great for having a cup of tea on the go.
- Travel carafes: Compact and portable, these carafes make for excellent travelling partners. They are made from borosilicate glass, so with a little care they will last a long time.
Tea on the go
Now that you have made your tea the way you like it, you may want to carry it around for a future sip.
- Camper flask with infuser: If you’re on the move a lot, these flasks are your best bet. They are sturdy and carrying one cuts down on the need for a separate infuser.
- Stainless steel flasks: They keep your tea hot or cold for a long time and are strong enough to take a few bumps on the road.
For a tea lover who is always on the go, drinking tea while traveling becomes important. So, if you were wondering how to make tea while travelling, here you have it. Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll always be able to drink tea and travel.