Tips for Tea

Do you find that your tea is often bitter? This may be due to either too high of temperatures, or too long a brewing time. The delicate Green tea leaves, for example, require lower temperature water and shorter brewing time for a more, well, delicate sensation. Here is a break down of the proper brewing methods for different teas. Rarely do we carry a thermometer to get the precise temperatures, so with the more delicate leaves like green and white, let the boiling water sit for about 2 minutes or add cool water before steeping.

The pictures are of a flowering white tea.

Black:

  • Water Temp: 195-210 F
  • Steeping Time: 3-5 minutes
  • Oolong:

  • Water Temp: 185-200 F
  • Steeping Time: 2-3 minutes
  • Green:

  • Water Temp: 165-185 F
  • Steeping Time: 2-3 minutes
  • White:

  • Water Temp: 160-175 F
  • Steeping Time: 2-3 minutes
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