Loose Tea or Whole Leaf Sachets for Multiple Servings

  • Use a clean, warmed teapot
  • Use 2.5 grams, or 1 teaspoonful, of tea leaves for each 6–8 ounces of tea to be served
  • Bring the required measure of fresh, cold water to the recommended temperature and pour over the tea leaves for the recommended amount of time:
Black Tea: use 195–205 °F water, steep for 4–5 minutes
Oolong Tea: use 185–195 °F water, steep for 2–3 minutes
Chinese Green Tea: use 185–195 °F water, steep for 3–4 minutes
Japanese Green Tea: use 175–185 °F water, steep for 3–4 minutes
White Tea: use 180–190 °F water, steep for 2–3 minutes
Herbal Tea: use 200–212 °F water, steep for 5–6 minutes
  • Cover and steep the tea leaves for the recommended time
  • Pour liquid off the leaves or remove the infuser from the pot
  • Serve

For a Tea Bag for Single Serving

  • Use 1 tea bag for each 6–8 ounces of tea
  • Always begin with fresh cold water
  • Bring the required measure of fresh, cold water to the same temperature as recommended for the above loose tea leaves or whole-leaf sachets
  • Place the tea bag in your tea cup or mug, pour water directly over tea bag
  • Steep tea bag for same time as recommended for the above tea leaves or whole-leaf sachets
  • Remove spent tea bag and enjoy

Other Tips for Steeping

  • Do not over boil the water, it will deplete the oxygen, which will make the water and tea flat
  • When using an infuser or tea ball for loose tea, be sure the infuser is large enough to allow the leaves fully expand in the water