Loose Leaf Tea Guide
Steeping loose leaf tea has been a confusing and intimidating process for some people, and for that reason we’ve created this wonderful section to explain the basic tea guide for all our HonestSippers!
First things first, It is important to understand the type of tea you are steeping to achieve the best results. The four main types of teas are black tea, white tea, green tea, and oolong tea, which all vary in brewing time.
Steps to Making Loose Leaf Tea (multiple times)
You will need two (2) pots for this process.
- Heat water in first pot (preferably good quality water)
- Heat a second pot with water (once warm, you will add the loose leaf in this pot)
- Add loose leaf to the second pot when water gets warm, and then allow it to brew. (see brew time below)
- Pour your desired level of tea from the loose leaf pot in a tea cup. (the more you pour the darker it gets)
- Finally, add warm water from the first pot to desired level (this will lighten the tea)
Now that you have a general understanding of the types of teas there are, below we will outline the instructions on how to properly brew your tea. Keep in mind these are general guidelines on brewing time which may vary based on personal preference. May the brewing begin!
Black Tea: Scoop (1) table spoon for every 6 - 8oz water. Brew 2 - 4 minutes
White Tea: Scoop (1) table spoon for every 6 - 8oz water. Brew time 1 - 3 minutes
Green Tea: Scoop (1) table spoon for every 6 - 8oz water. Brew time 1 – 2 minutes
Oolong Tea: Scoop (1) table spoon for every 6 - 8oz water. Brew 2 – 4 minutes