Use your moka pot to make tea! Photo
courtesy Java Tea Co.
Some tea lovers have found new ways of brewing their beverage, beyond the traditional kettle and boiling water.
They’ve adopted coffee-brewing techniques, using tea leaves instead of ground coffee. It’s happening from coast to coast.
Press Tea, which opened last year in Greenwich Village, uses specially adapted espresso machines to achieve a “crema” on the top and a fresh, new, delightful brewed tea flavor.
Java Tea Company, in Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California (south of Encinitas), also adapts a coffee-brewing approach to its fine teas. They use the classic Italian moka pot (see photo at left).
You can see the process on the company website, but we’ve included it below.
One caveat: Give your moka pot a sniff. If there’s any residue aroma from coffee, run it through the dishwasher until it disappears. Otherwise, you may need a new moka pot.