3 easy steps for brewing the best cup of tea

Use one teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag per cup (five to eight ounces).

  1. Bring fresh drawn cold water to a rolling boil.
  2. Pour the boiling water over the black tea leaves or teabags to release the best flavour. Never add tea leaves or teabags to the water.
  3. Cover and let the tea steep for three to five minutes then remove tea leaves or bag.

Note: For green tea, do not use boiling water but let it cool for a few minutes before pouring. Steep only for 3 minutes. See below the chart for tea types and brewing time and temperatures.

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How to Brew the Best Cup of Tea – more variety!

Bring cold water to a rolling boil and let it sit till it reaches the following suggested temperatures:

Tea Type Preparation
White 80°C / 185°F Steep 2-5 min
Green 80°C / 185°F Steep 1-3 min
Oolong 80°C / 185°F Steep 2-3 min
Black 100°C / 212°F 4 min
Herbal 100°C / 212°F Steep 3-6 min
  • Warm the teapot to help keep your tea hot longer
  • Use one teaspoonful of loose tea or one teabag per cup (5-8 oz.) of water
  • When the water has boiled take the warmed teapot to the kettle and pour over the tea
  • Cover and let steep for times suggested above
  • Strain tea or remove the teabags. Enjoy!
  • If you prefer your tea less strong, add more water after the steeping period.

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