Use approximately 1 heaping teaspoon of loose leaf tea per 6-8oz of water. If the tea is a bulkier tea, you may need to use slightly more. If the tea has a finer grain, you may need to use slightly less. We recommend you heat the water of most our tea varieties to a temp of 212°F except for Green Tea which should only be brewed in 185°F water.
Water Temperature / Steep Times:
Black Tea: 212° / 3-5 minutes
Green Tea: 185° / 1-3 minutes
Herbal Tea: 212° / 5-10 minutes
Oolong Tea: 212° / 3-5 minutes
Pu-erh: 212° / 3-5 minutes
Rooibos: 212° / 3-5 minutes
Wellness: 212° / 3-5 minutes
White: 175-185° / 1-3 minutes
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Any tea can be delicious iced but the fruit flavors tend to be the most popular. It is up to you if you want a sweetener or not. Place 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose leaf tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the loose leaf tea. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. (Some prefer to brew in a teapot or kettle that has a built in strainer or to use a tea infuser.) Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced loose leaf tea is to increase the strength of hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
Estimated Cups of Prepared Tea per Packaged Tea Ounces :
Sampler = 3-5 cups of tea
2oz = 12-20 cups of tea
4oz = 24-40 cups of tea
8oz = 48-80 cups of tea
16oz = 96-160 cups of tea
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