Q: I've never brewed loose leaf tea, where do I start?
A: Brewing loose leaf tea can be intimidating, but it's so much easier than you think! All you need is something to boil water in, something to steep your tea in, and a mug!
Q: What should I use to steep my tea?
A: You can utilize a variety of tools to steep your loose leaf teas! A french press, empty tea bags, tea ball or empty tea strainer are my favorite, quick methods. We offer tea balls and strainers for sale - add one onto your order if you don't have the proper tools at home!
Q: How hot should my water be?
A: It depends on the tea! To start, definitely use a kettle or pot to boil your water (using a microwave or Keurig makes it too difficult to see your water reacting). Next, reference the overview sheet that comes packaged with your order for each tea's steeping recommendations. There are actual temperature recommendations for each, but if you're new to the process, I would recommend following the "boiling" or "off-boil" rule of thumb. Boiling = large, continuous bubbles, Off-boil = small consistent bubbles rising to surface.
Q: How much loose leaf tea should I use for my brew?
A: We recommend using 1 teaspoon for every 6-8 ounces of water.
Q: How long should I steep my tea for?
A: A general "safe" rule is 3-5 minutes, however, it's all about personal preference! Also, some of our teas taste better when brewed for longer - reference the overview sheet that comes packaged with your order for each tea's steeping recommendations.
Q: Can I reuse my tea leaves?
A: Yes! In fact, it's encouraged! The leaves can be used for 2-3 steeps depending on how long you leave them in for (longer steep=more flavor extracted).
Q: How do I buy?
A: Visit our Tea on Tap and Products and Services pages to decide which flavors you're interested in and in which sizes. Then, fill out our contact form or send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond with next steps!
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