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  • Black Tea

    For every 12 oz of water, use 1 teaspoon of tea. Black tea is brewed best as 212°F for 4 minutes.

  • Green and White Teas

    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.

  • Pu'er

    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.

  • Herbal

    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.

  • Oolong

    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.

  • Matcha

    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.

  • Iced

    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.

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