Brewing Instructions

The Correct Way to Brew Tea

1. Preheat a teapot by pouring boiling water into it, raising the temperature of the pot to 82°C.

2. Discard the water. In a teapot holding up to 6 cups (1.5 litres), add 1 teaspoon (5g) of loose tea for each cup of tea you’re brewing. For pots that hold up to 12 cups (3 litres), add an extra teaspoon of tea “for the pot.”

3. Pour fresh boiling water over the tea or tea bag. This super-saturates the tea, allowing the perfect extraction of the flavour.

4. For black tea, the water temperature should be 99°C, just under the boiling point. Let the tea steep for a full 5 minutes. Herbal teas also require near boiling water and should be steeped for 5 minutes. For green tea, use water below the boiling point – the temperature should be about 82 to 85°C. Steep for 3 minutes.

5. Pour the tea through a strainer into the cups.

Note: These are general guidelines. If your tea container has brewing instructions I would follow those as they are probably ideal for that specific tea.