Each type of tea has different brewing requirements. All our teas come with brewing instructions. In general, black and herbal teas require a higher temperature and longer steeping time than green, oolong, and white teas. Below is a handy guide on brewing tea:
|Type||Per 6oz cup||Water Temp.||Steep Time|
|Green Tea||1 heaped tsp||180° F||2 min|
|Matcha Tea||1/2 tsp||180° F||Whisk Till Blended|
|White Tea||1 heaped tsp||180° F||3-4 min|
|Oolong Tea||1 heaped tsp||200° F||2-3 min|
|Artisan Tea||1 pod per 14oz-24oz||200° F||5 min|
|Black Tea||1 heaped tsp||212° F||4-6 min|
|Herbal/Rooibos Teas||1 heaped tsp||212° F||5-7 min|
This quick video will show you how to brew loose leaf tea using a teapot and infuser. The idea is pretty much the same for infusers that fit over mugs too.
Many people ask us if we sell tea in tea bags. We choose to sell our tea in loose leaf form and not in tea bags because it's so easy to make you own tea bags. Plus, selling loose leaf tea results in a wider selection of tea and a better cost savings for the customer. Watch the following video to learn how to make loose leaf tea using paper tea filters:
All our teas come with instructions on how to steep them. Different types of teas require different water temperatures and different brewing times. It is important to follow the directions on the package. Tea prepared improperly can taste bitter or weak.
Each tea will tell you how many teaspoons to add per 6 oz cup. For most teas, it’s one heaped teaspoon per 6 oz cup. So for an 18oz stump pot, you’d add three heaped teaspoons in the infuser.
Each tea will have instructions on the appropriate water temperature to use. Black and herbal teas generally require boiling water, whereas other teas generally require water under the boiling temperature. Simply pour the water over the infuser inside the pot or mug.
Steep the tea for the time recommended on the package. Too long and the tea becomes stewed, or bitter. Too short, and the tea will be too weak.
When you remove the infuser, you may save certain type of tea leaves for a second or even third steeping. Green, white and oolong teas are examples of teas that can be resteeped.
If you're tired of making tea too bitter or too weak, try our 3L hybrid water boiler or 4L hybrid water boiler. Our digitally enhanced water boilers have 4 keep-warm temperature settings for black, herbal, oolong, green, and white tea. An energy saving timer function (6-10) hours automatically delays water heating, and the cafe drip mode allows controlled dispensing.