Easy Tea Steeping Guidelines
Tea Brewing Time Guide
Please note that most tea you purchase will have a recommended timeframe you can use as well. Nothing is set in stone, everything are guidelines.
We recommend 1 teaspoon of tea per 6oz of water. White, herbal and oolong tea require 2 teaspoons of tea per 6oz of water. For taste purposes it is best to use filtered water.
You will need:
- A cup for tea(or a travelling infuser)
- Tea bag, loose leaf tea and empty tea bag, loose leaf tea and an infuser, loose leaf tea and a sifter
- Boiling or heated water(depending on how much time you have to get temperatures correct)
If you are using a kettle to boil the water, you can simply pull it off the burner right before it reaches a boil to get closer to desired temperatures. 212F for herbal tea is the only temperature that is a boiling temperature. White tea and green tea are very delicate, boiling water will over process the tea and you will lose taste.
This is a very generic guide to brewing tea. Brewing is a delicate art that requires some time and perfection. These numbers are ballpark guides to brew a decent cup. Brewing the perfect tasting cup of tea involves adjusting the time, amount of water and infusion time. Everyone has a different preference in their perfect cup of tea taste, so to each their own.
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