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For every 12 oz of water, use 1 teaspoon of tea. Black tea is brewed best as 212°F for 4 minutes.
For every 12 oz of water, use 1-2 tablespoons of tea. Green tea is best steeped for 3 minutes at 175°-200°F, while white tea is best steeped for 3 minutes at 200°F.
Use one unwrapped cake of pressed leaves per 12 oz of water. Rinse the tea with a small amount of water at 212°F to mellow its character. Discard the rinse water and steep the tea at 212°F for 5 minutes. Pu'er leaves can be infused multiple times.
For every 12 oz of water, use 1-3 tablespoons of tea. Herbal tea is brewed best as 212°F for 5 to 6 minutes.
For every 12 oz of water, use 1 rounded tablespoon of tea. Oolong tea is brewed best between 185-212°F for 3 to 5 minutes.
For every 8 oz of 175°F water, use 1 teaspoon (1.5g) of Matcha in a dry cup or bowl. To begin, add 1 oz of water and whisk to dissolve into a smooth paste. Add remaining water and whisk to froth, approximately 15-30 seconds. When ready to drink, the liquid should look thick and frothy with tiny bubbles.
We recommend brewing with bags intended specifically for iced tea. Pour boiling water over the tea bag and steep for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag, and top off with iced water. For a quart of iced tea, use a 32 oz pitcher and begin with 16 oz of boiling water.