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Tea Brewing Tips

You'll find any number of tea experts who will tell you the "right" way to brew tea. They are, by definition, wrong because your mood, the time of day, the kind of water and even the tea will be different for you than it was for them. Even the same tea will vary from batch to batch as the weather and season of picking changes.

Experiment with brewing your tea. Try it several different ways varying the ratio of tea to water, the temperature of the water, the length of brewing time and even the cup you drink the tea from. Each experience will be different. After a while you'll have a sense of the range of possibilities and you can brew your tea on a given day the way your own sensibility dictates for that day, that mood and that activity.

Now for some basic guidelines to get you started.


Watch our video to learn a simple easy way to brew loose leaf teas!

How to brew Jiaogulan tea:

Jiaogulan tea quantity: ½ tsp per 8 oz. cup (can be reused up to 3 times)
Brewing time: 2 minutes (double for each subsequent brewing with the same Jiaogulan leaves)
Water temperature:
About 175 F (80 C) (Just barely starting to boil)

How to brew White Mulberry leaves tea:

White Mulberry tea quantity: ½ tsp per 8 oz. cup (can be reused up to 3 times)
Brewing time: 8 minutes (double for each subsequent brewing with the same White Mulberry leaves)
Water temperature:
About 200 F (93 C) (Just barely starting to boil)

How to brew Oolong tea:

Oolong tea quantity: ½ tsp per 8 oz. cup (can be reused up to 3 times)
Brewing time: 3-5 minutes - add 1 minute for each subsequent brewing
Water temperature:
About 175 F (80 C) (Just barely starting to boil)

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Post by Dina Bartus on 15 Aug, 2014

I have to say I received your tea today and after purchasing tea bags from another company what a wonderful tasting tea you have. Such a difference from the tea bags I received from another company. Wonderful, will definitely be ordering again.