Steeping Instructions

Steeping Hints

Water temperature:

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.)

Steeping Instructions:

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

Hints:

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.