How to Steep Tea

 

Here is step by step directions on how to steep tea.

 

Heat Your Water

 

  • Tea begins with the water — the element that brings tea to its full potential. Fresh water yields a better cup. We recommend using filtered, spring or bottled water.

  • Fill your tea kettle with fresh, cold water and heat to a rolling boil — unless you’re making green or 100% White Tea. In that case, stop short of boiling to avoid “cooking” the delicate tea leaves.

  • Plan on about one teaspoon of tea or herbs or one tea bag per six-ounce cup. One six-ounce cup is the size of a traditional tea cup, not a mug. If using full leaf loose tea or herbs, place tea in infuser or teapot.

 

Time Your Steeping

 

  • Pour the heated water over the tea, cover, and infuse to taste. Different teas take well to different infusing times. Experiment to find your ideal time, but take care – don’t steep for too long or you’ll find your tea has gone bitter.

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Your Tea

 

  •  Remove the tea bag or infuser, or use a tea strainer for the leaves. Pour the steaming tea into a cup and let it cool for a moment.

  •  Sip. Enjoy the nuances, the complexity and character. This is drinking tea

 

    

 

 

  

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