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Preparing Your Teas & Herbs

A cheat sheet to get it right every time.

BLACK TEAS:

1 tsp (2.5g) tea per cup of water

  • 203ºF (95ºC)
  • 3-4 minutes of infusion
  • darjeeling first flush teas – lower temperature to 194ºF (90ºC)
  • if leaves are broken or crushed, shorten infusion time


PU-ERH:

1 tsp (2.5g) tea per cup of water

  • 194º-203ºF (90º-95ºC)
  • 3-5 minutes of infusion
  • *rinse for 5 seconds before infusing

10+ years old:
2 tsp (3g) tea per cup of water

  • 203ºF (95ºC)
  • 4-6 minutes of infusion
  • rinse twice for 5 seconds before infusing
     

HERBAL INFUSIONS:

1.5 tsp (3g) tea per cup of water

  • 208ºF (98ºC)
  • 3-8 minutes of infusion
  • when making an iced infusion, double the tea amount per cup

 

     

    WHITE TEAS:

    2 tsp (3g) tea per cup of water

    • 149º-167ºF (65º-75º C)
    • 5-7 minutes of infusion
    • white teas should be infused in a smaller
      amount of water to extract all subtle flavors


    YELLOW TEAS:

    1.5 tsp (3g) tea per cup of water

    • 167º-185ºF (75º-85ºC)
    • 4-5 minutes of infusion


    GREEN TEAS:

    1 tsp (2.5g) tea per cup of water

    • 167º-185ºF (75º-85ºC)
    • 3-5 minutes of infusion


    SENCHA GREEN TEA:

    1 tsp (2.5g) tea per cup of water

    • 140º-167ºF (60º-75ºC)
    • 3-4 minutes of infusion


    OoLONG TEAS:

    2 tsp (3g) tea per cup of water

    • 203ºF (95ºC)
    • 4-5 minutes of infusion
    • rinse tea first so they can unfurl easier

    TEA STORAGE

    Loose tea & herbs are stored in a dark, air-tight container away from sunlight and moisture for the longest, freshest life (from 10-12 months).