Preparing Our Teas

  1. Measure the tea: Use a tea infuser, tea ball, or tea filter to contain the loose tea leaves during brewing. Those can be found at Target Walmart or Dollar tree. The general guideline is to use approximately 1 teaspoon (2-3 grams) of tea per 8 ounces (240 milliliters) of water. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences and the strength of the tea.

  2. Heat the water: Bring fresh, cold water to the appropriate temperature based on the type of tea you are brewing. Here are the general temperature guidelines:

    • Black and herbal teas: Boiling water (212°F or 100°C).
    • Green teas: Lower temperature (around 160-180°F or 70-82°C). Allow the boiled water to cool for a couple of minutes before pouring.
    • White and oolong teas: Medium temperature (180-200°F or 82-93°C). Allow boiled water to cool slightly before pouring.
  3. Preheat the teapot or cup (optional): Pour a small amount of hot water into your teapot or cup to preheat it. This helps maintain the tea's temperature during brewing.

  4. Add the tea: Place the measured loose leaf tea into the tea infuser, ball, or filter. Ensure that there is enough space for the tea leaves to expand as they steep.

  5. Steep the tea: Pour the heated water over the tea leaves in the infuser or filter. The steeping time will vary depending on the type of tea and your personal preference. Here are some general guidelines:

    • Black teas: 3-5 minutes.
    • Green teas: 1-3 minutes.
    • Oolong teas: 3-5 minutes.
    • White teas: 4-6 minutes.
    • Herbal teas: 5-7 minutes (can be steeped longer for stronger flavor).

    Avoid oversteeping, as it can result in a bitter taste. NEVER STEEP TEA OVER 15 MIN. You may need to experiment with different steeping times to find your preferred strength.

  6. Cover and steep: Cover the teapot or cup to retain heat and prevent aroma loss. Steeping times can vary, so follow the recommended steeping time for your chosen tea or adjust it to your liking.

  7. Remove the infuser or filter: Once the desired steeping time has passed, carefully remove the infuser or filter from the teapot or cup. Set it aside.

  8. Enjoy your tea: Pour the brewed tea into your teacup or mug and savor its aroma and flavor. You can drink it plain or add sweeteners, milk, or lemon according to your preference.

By following these steps, you'll be able to prepare loose leaf tea in a way that maximizes its taste and aroma and medicinal benefits


Happy brewing!