Brewing tea can be as complex
as a Japanese tea ceremony or as simple as tossing
a teabag into your favorite mug. But any way you
steep it, taking a moment for yourself to prepare
a cup of tea is certainly part of the ritual’s
We offer these basic guidelines as a place for you to begin your
A truly satisfying cup of tea begins with the best
water – fresh and cold from the purest source
For oolong and black teas, use water right off a rolling boil.
Don’t let the water keep boiling though, or it will lose too much oxygen
and result in a flat-tasting tea.
White tea and green tea should
be brewed with water that is cooler than boiling;
just sit back and wait a minute or two after the
water has reached a boil.
Rather than steep by color, start by following the
time recommended on the package. Then, adjust the
length of time according to your personal taste.
Once you’ve found the time that works for
you, follow it to ensure consistency from cup to
cup. Be sure to remove the teabag after the desired
time has passed. Don’t just let the tea sit
and continue to infuse.
For loose tea, measure out one teaspoon per cup.
Be sure to choose an infuser or strainer with holes
small enough to contain the leaf particles. We’ve
found the disposable t-sac filter papers to be an
excellent option (and they can be composted).