In a quest to make the perfect brew your source of water – obviously your main ingredient – should never be overlooked. Severe hard water from your kitchen tap or at the office can truly alter the flavor of your teas. So the first step is to use fresh, preferably carbon filtered or bottled water. (If you use bottled water, we do ask you to be good to the planet and recycle!)
Watch your storage
Make sure your tea has been properly stored in one of our airtight tins or re-sealable pouches at a constant temperature, away from light, moisture, and other odors. Your premium tea left open quickly loses flavor. Use our tins or pouches for storage and find a smaller container for daily tea use, so you don’t have to keep exposing your main stash.
Watch your Steeping
Steep your premium loose leaf tea inside one of our T-Balls or T-Filter. Steep about three minutes for white tea, three to four minutes for green tea and four to five minutes for oolong and black tea. Never over-pack your tea ball, filter or infuser — leave enough room to let the leaves unfurl completely.
Or prepare your tea old school like my grandmother: Simply boil the water in a pot on the stove let it cool for about a minute, and then add the loose leaves or tisanes directly into the hot water. Steep the teas with the same brewing guides mentioned above. After the proper time has elapsed, pour the brewed tea through a strainer or filter into your favorite cup or mug, hot or over ice.
So tea-lovers these three quick tips can aide you in the passionate quest to discover the perfectly brewed cup of tea.