How to Steep Loose Leaf Tea

Begin with the right amount of loose leaf tea. Too much leaf will make the tea bitter and too little leaf will have no flavor. Always steep your tea according to the directions. 

The temperature of the water is vital. Black tea requires boiling water at 212º. Green tea water temperature should be 185º (never pour boiling water over green tea, it will singe the leaves and create a bitter brew). White tea water temperature should be 185º (never pour boiling water over white tea, it will singe the leaves and create a bitter brew).  Oolong tea water temperature should be 185º, (never pour boiling water over green oolong tea, it will singe the leaves and create a bitter brew). Fruit Tisane tea water temperature should be 212º, Pu-erh tea water temperature should be 212º, and Herbal tea infusions water temperature should be 212º.

 

Timing is very important.    

Black Tea: steep 4-5 minutes

Green Tea: steep 2-3 minutes

Rooibos Tea: steep 5 minutes

Fruit Tisane: steep 5 minutes 

Herbal Teas: steep 5-7 minutes.

Enjoy your cuppa!


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