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Tea Brewing Tips

How to Make Tea

The simple act of making a pot of tea is both relaxing and economical.
Place one heaping teaspoon of loose leaf tea per each ten ounces of water (add double the amount for herbal blends) in a warmed teapot. The best flavor results when the leaves have plenty of room to grow as they steep.

  1. Bring cool, fresh, filtered or mineral water to the recommended temperature.
  2. Pour water over leaves.
  3. Cover and steep for the appropriate amount of time.
  4. Stir with spoon, remove tea leaves and then serve.

TEA BREWING TEMPERATURES & TIMES

Black Tea  :

Bring water to “Billowing Waves” (200 degrees) - Steep 3 to 5 minutes and remove leaves. Steep longer depending on use of milk or not

Black Tea  :

Bring water to “Billowing Waves” (200 degrees) - Steep 3 to 5 minutes and remove leaves. Steep longer depending on use of milk or not

PROPER STORAGE

Tea can last for one year or more, but fine teas that have multifaceted flavors can lose their complexity in less than three months. Exposure to air, light, moisture, heat, and odors will rob tea of its flavor. To keep this from occurring, buy tea fresh, in small quantities, and store them in clean, airtight containers (do not refrigerate).