Basic Tea Brewing Guide

For the best cup of tea, we recommend using one teaspoon of tea for every 8oz of water. For example, if you want to make a 24oz teapot you need to use 3 teaspoons of loose leaf tea. Some people prefer to measure by weight not by volume. If you fall into this category, we recommend you use about 5g of tea per every 8oz of water. If you want to make a 16oz mug, you would need about 10g of loose leaf tea and so on.

Water is critical to making a great cup of tea! Start with filtered water that you like the taste of. We love reverse osmosis water as it has no mineral taste and allows all the flavors and nuances of the tea to shine unencumbered - we find fruity teas especially taste brighter when using reverse osmosis. 

If you want your tea to taste stronger, we advise you add tea not time. Adding time causes more tannins to be released which causes bitterness. If you want to avoid tannin bitterness, add an extra teaspoon of the tea leaves and steep for the suggested time.

As with anything concerning taste, we recommend you try our basic guide then tweak it for your taste buds. Sometimes, this involves upping the amount of tea leaves or extending the steep time or changing the temperature of the water. Experiment and find out what works best for your taste preferences!