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Tea Brewing Guide

Tea Brewing Guide

While most tea can be steeped in boiling water, some do better at a lower temperature.

Greens, Whites, and Oolongs are more flavorful when brewed in slightly cooler water.

These brewing and steeping times are approximate – adjust them to your own taste.

Suggested amount is 1 rounded teaspoon per cup – adjust amount to your own taste.

Type

Temp

Time

Comment

Black Tea

210F

2-3 minutes

Likes boiling water.

Green Tea

165-170F

1-2 minutes

Bitter if brewed in boiling water.

White Tea

150-155F

1-2 minutes

Bitter if brewed in boiling water.

Oolong

175-180F

2-3 minutes

Bitter if brewed in boiling water.

Rooibos

210F

3-6 minutes

Will not get bitter – may be steeped longer.

Herbal

210F

3-5 minutes

Will vary – adjust to taste

Mate

210F

3-5 minutes

Will vary – adjust to taste

Chai

210F

3-5 minutes

Great with Milk and Sugar

Decaf

210F

3-5 minutes

Brew according to tea type

Blooming

180F

3-4 minutes

Brew until it blooms