Instructions

HOW TO BREW HERBAL TEA (not “real” tea).

It’s really simple.

  1.  Boil water.   Take off heat once it reaches boil (note:  You can usually microwave a cup of water for about 2 minutes to get it to boil)
  2. Add approximately 1 teaspoon of herbs per 6-8oz of water to a strainer (or if your teapot strains, add to teapot)
  3. Pour water over herbs.    Allow to steep for at least five minutes.
  4. Allow beverage to cool to your preference.   Sometimes the flavors are better after it “settles” for a few minutes.
  5. Enjoy

 

HOW TO BREW GREEN TEA

Green teas are a little more delicate than herbal blends or black tea.  Using water that is too hot or steeping for too long will lead to an off-tasting tea.   Follow these instructions for best results.

1.  Bring water to 170-180F.   This can be accomplished by bringing water to a boil, taking off heat and allowing it to sit for about two or three minutes.

2.  Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 6-8oz of water.  Put tea in a strainer (or if your teapot strains, add to teapot)

3.  Pour water over tea.   Allow to steep for approximately 3 minutes, then remove the leaves.

4. Allow tea to cool to preference.   Sometimes the flavor is better after it settles for a couple minutes

5.   Enjoy

HOW TO BREW BLACK TEA

  1.  Bring water to a boil.  Allow to cool slightly.   For Darjeeling, please allow about a minute for the water to cool to about 200F
  2. Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 6-8oz of water.  Put tea in a strainer (or if your teapot strains, add to teapot)
  3. Pour water over tea.   Allow to steep for approximately 5 minutes, then remove the leaves.
  4. Allow tea to cool to preference.  Sometimes the flavor is better after it settles for a couple minutes
  5. Enjoy

 

HOW TO BREW OOLONG TEA

  1.  Bring water to 180-190F.  This can be accomplished by bringing water to a boil and allowing two minutes to cool.
  2. Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 6-8oz of water.  Put tea in a strainer.  Ensure that there is sufficient space for the tea leaves to expand in the strainer – this is important with all teas, but especially oolong.
  3. Pour water over tea.   Allow to steep for approximately 3-4 minutes, then remove the leaves.
  4. Allow tea to cool to preference.   Sometimes the flavor is better after it settles for a couple minutes.
  5. Enjoy

Note:   Oolong tends to hold up well to multiple infusions.