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Tea FAQs

How do you prepare a great cup of tea?
Start out with freshly filtered tap water. Warm your cup and/or teapot with some hot water first.<br>

Here are some general guidelines to assist you in simple tea preparation. As with most rules, there will be exceptions to virtually every one of these, as well. Adjust the amount of tea per 8oz cup to your taste, but do not alter the recommended temperatures or infusion times.

WHITE TEA: Water temperature: 160-165 ° F. White tea is usually a large, long leaf, so one tablespoon of tea per 8oz cup. Steep for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Multiple infusions: add 30 additional seconds for each subsequent infusion. Enjoy on it own or slightly sweetened if you must.

GREEN TEA: Water temperature: 175-185 ° F. One slightly rounded teaspoon per 8oz cup. Steep for 2 1/2 minutes. Multiple infusions: add 30 additional seconds for each subsequent infusion. Enjoy on it own or slightly sweetened if you must.

OOLONG TEA: Water temperature: 185-195 ° F. One slightly rounded teaspoon per 8oz cup. Steep for 3 - 3 1/2 minutes. Multiple infusions: add 30 additional seconds for each subsequent infusion. Enjoy on its own or slightly sweetened if you must.

BLACK TEA: Water temperature: 208-212 ° F. One slightly rounded teaspoon per 8oz cup. Steep for 4 - 4 1/2 minutes. One infusion only. Enjoy on its own or slightly sweetened. Add a touch of milk (not cream) if desired.

TISANES: Water temperature: 208-212 ° F. One slightly rounded teaspoon per 8oz cup. Steep for 5 minutes. One infusion only. Enjoy on its own or slightly sweetened.
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Tea FAQs

How do you prepare a great cup of tea?
Start out with freshly filtered tap water. Warm your cup and/or teapot with some hot water first.<br>

Here are some general guidelines to assist you in simple tea preparation. As with most rules, there will be exceptions to virtually every one of these, as well. Adjust the amount of tea per 8oz cup to your taste, but do not alter the recommended temperatures or infusion times.

WHITE TEA: Water temperature: 160-165 ° F. White tea is usually a large, long leaf, so one tablespoon of tea per 8oz cup. Steep for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Multiple infusions: add 30 additional seconds for each subsequent infusion. Enjoy on it own or slightly sweetened if you must.

GREEN TEA: Water temperature: 175-185 ° F. One slightly rounded teaspoon per 8oz cup. Steep for 2 1/2 minutes. Multiple infusions: add 30 additional seconds for each subsequent infusion. Enjoy on it own or slightly sweetened if you must.

OOLONG TEA: Water temperature: 185-195 ° F. One slightly rounded teaspoon per 8oz cup. Steep for 3 - 3 1/2 minutes. Multiple infusions: add 30 additional seconds for each subsequent infusion. Enjoy on its own or slightly sweetened if you must.

BLACK TEA: Water temperature: 208-212 ° F. One slightly rounded teaspoon per 8oz cup. Steep for 4 - 4 1/2 minutes. One infusion only. Enjoy on its own or slightly sweetened. Add a touch of milk (not cream) if desired.

TISANES: Water temperature: 208-212 ° F. One slightly rounded teaspoon per 8oz cup. Steep for 5 minutes. One infusion only. Enjoy on its own or slightly sweetened.
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