How to Brew Tea
Finding the perfect taste experience is part of the craft. These are general guidelines, so feel free to experiment.
- For an 8oz cup of tea, use one level teaspoon for fine teas. For fuller, fluffier teas, use one rounded, heaping tablespoon.
- For a stronger cup of tea, you may use more tea leaves, but it is advised that you stick within the recommended steeping times to avoid bitterness from over-steeping.
- Most teas can be re-steeped multiple times within a few hours of the initial infusion. The science of tea tasting is to do what tastes right. Learn and gauge according to your taste buds. Below is a guideline to get you on the right track. Investing in a level hot water dispenser would be a great tool for your journey into tea.
|TEA TYPE||WATER TEMP||STEEP TIME|
|CHINESE GREEN||185||3 MINUTES|
|JAPANESE GREEN||180||2-3 MINUTES|
|OOLONG (ROLLED & LONG LEAF)||185-206||3-5 MINUTES|
|HERBAL INFUSION/TISANE||206||5-7 MINUTES|
|RAW PU-ERH||195||FIRST SOAK 30 SECONDS THEN FLUSH. STEEP 3-5 MINUTES|
|HALF BAKED & FULL BAKED PU-ERH||206||FIRST SOAK 30 SECONDS THEN FLUSH. STEEP 3-5 MINUTES|