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In the ever changing world of “I want it now,” brands have started releasing quick and easy solutions for tea.

 

Unfortunately, those quick and easy solutions will never replace the feeling of steeping a nice hot cup of tea and tasting the perfect flavor you create with your own time and energy.

 

Making your own perfect cup of tea is an art form but for many it all starts with the basics. Hopefully, this can get you started!

 

 

Green Tea

Average 2 - 3 teaspoons per 8 ounces of 180℉ - 190℉ water (just under boiling). Brewing 2 - 3 minutes.

 

Black tea

You’ll want 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of 190℉ - 212℉ water (boiling) and brew for 3-5 minutes.

 

Rooibos Tea

About 1 Teaspoon per 8 ounces of 212℉ water (boiling), brew for 3-5 minutes.

                       

Oolong Tea

2 teaspoons of leaves per 8oz of 200℉ water (boiling), brew for 2-3 minutes.         

 

Herbal Tea

You’ll want 1 teaspoon per 6-8 ounces of 200℉ water. Most herbs will steep nicely in 10 minutes, but harder herbs like bark and berries need about 20 minutes, and roots should steep for about 30 minutes.

 

White Tea

You’ll want 1.5 tablespoons per 8 ounces of water in 180-200F (just under boiling). Brew 1-3 minutes

 

Flavored White Tea

For flavored white tea same measurement and temperature rules apply but only steep for about 1 minute.

 

Blooming Tea

Comes in a preset amount, you’ll want to use 8-16 oz of water depending on what size bloom you got. Now with bloom teas you have to be careful, if you just drop it into your teaware you may break the leaves so it’s recommended you either pour in the water then drop it in or angle your cup so it can slide in then gently pour the water around it. The time is dependent on the bloom itself, usually it’ll be 3-4 minutes but generally you want to wait until it blooms.

 

In all cases (except the bloom tea) you’ll want to double the amount of tea for iced tea, brew for the same amount of time, with the same amount of water, then put ice in a cup and pour the tea over it.

 

When in doubt brew for an extra minute for stronger tea or brew for a minute less for weaker tea.

 

With this guide, you can master the art of tea making. It just takes practice, but it definitely pays off in the end!

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