Since tea is 99% water the quality of the water you use will have an impact on the flavor of your tea. We recommend using filtered water or spring water.
We recommend 1 teaspoon per 8oz cup of tea. If you like your tea a bit stronger or love to live life on the edge, feel free to experiment. After all, tea is an art.
The Lighter the tea the cooler the temperature of water for the most part. The easiest way to determine the water temperature is to allow the water to boil then simply let the water cool off for about a minute or more depending on the tea.
The lighter the tea the less amount of time needed for steeping. White tea will be best brewed for 90 seconds to 3 minutes, Green tea for 2-3 minutes and Black Tea for 3-5 minutes.
If stronger flavor is desired, add more tea, not time. Sensitive teas will taste bitter if infused longer than the recommended steep time.
When making iced tea, follow iced tea instructions for tea amount, time and water temperature, then pour over ice.
If brewing two or more teas together, follow the steeping instructions for the tea with the shortest steep time and lowest temperature.
Think of tea as a sponge when it comes to absorbing heavy odors. It’s best to keep it stored in an air tight container; basically, don’t store your tea next to your spices.
Tea also needs to be stored away from direct sunlight and in a cool dry place.
Quality tea can be infused multiple times. Many of our teas will yield an excellent flavor on the 2nd or 3rd infusion.