How to brew Loose Leaf Tea

Unsure about brewing loose leaf tea?  No need to worry. Brewing tea is easy if you start with fine tea, add high quality water, and steep to your personal taste. We have given the following general guidelines to get you started.  Feel free to adjust the steeping time or amount of tea to your liking.

Brewing in 12 oz. Pot Quantity Temperature Time
Green Tea ¾ – 2 Tbsp (4 gms) 185 – 200F 1 – 2 mins.
Yellow Tea ¾ – 1 Tbsp (4gms) 185F 1 – 2 mins.
White Tea 2 Tbsp (4 gms) 180 – 200F 1 – 3 mins.
Scented Tea ¾ Tbsp (4 gms) 200F 1 – 2 mins.
Wulong Tea ¾ – 2 Tbsp (4 gms) 212F 1 – 2 mins.
Black Tea 1 Tbsp – 2 Tbsp (4 gms) 212F 1 – 2 mins.
Puer Tea 1 – 2 Tbsp (4 gms) 212F 1 – 2 mins.

 

Learning how to brew loose leaf tea the “right” way will depend on your personal preferences and how much time and attention you have to devote to your tea. If you have time to relax and enjoy your tea, you can use traditional methods of brewing in classical Chinese teaware. If you are just trying to make yourself a nice cup of tea to casually sip, there are easier ways of brewing tea. Below are a few simple steps we suggest to you to get you started, regardless of your tea brewing preferences.