White, Green, Purple & Yellow Teas - Shows lazy steam and tiny bubbles 180 F – 190 F
Oolong & Black Teas - Hisses loudly and small bubbles rise quickly to the surface with hot, fast steam 190 F – 200 F
Herbals & Rooibos Tea - Rolling boil 212 F
(Caution: For White, Green, Yellow, Purple, Oolong and Black Teas – Steeping in hotter water can scald or burn these teas.)
Note: Puerh should be rinsed before steeping.
To make a cup of tea using 8 ounces of water:
White – use heaping tsp – steep for 4 – 5 minutes
Flavored White – use heaping tsp – steep for 2 – 3 minutes
Green – use 1 tsp – steep for 1 – 3 minutes
Purple – use 1 tsp – steep for 1 – 3 minutes
Yellow – use 1 tsp – steep for 1 – 3 minutes
Oolong – use 1 tsp – steep for 2 – 4 minutes
Black – use 1 tsp – steep for 2 – 3 minutes
Herbal Infusions – use heaping tsp – steep for 5 – 6 minutes
Rooibos – use heaping tsp – steep for 4 – 5 minutes
Moisten the tea in your infuser with your hot water. Wait a few seconds for the tea or herbal infusion to warm up. Then add the rest of your hot water. This will allow your tea leaves, etc to be their most flavorful.
If you want to sweeten your tea, honey is a healthier choice than sugar.
How to prepare Matcha:
For Matcha beginners: Use 1/8 to 1/2 tsp. per 8 oz of water. Add a small amount of 180 - 190 degree water, whisk into a smooth paste, add rest of water and whisk again. Matcha is best when consumed quickly to maintain the frothy texture. As you become accustomed to Matcha, feel free to up the amount according to taste.