How do you brew loose tea?

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There are so many great loose teas out there but how do you use them all? Well, here are some tips for making loose tea.

1. Use good quality water

2. Warm your mug or pot

3. Add about a teaspoon of tea per cup 

4. Here's the tricky part - some teas like cooler water, some warmer. Black tea needs to be on the boil. Most other tea needs to be off the boil. That means you let the water stop bubbling and cool for a minute or two depending on the type of tea you're using. Green teas like cooler water, herbal tea can take it a bit warmer but really only black tea should be poured over the leaves while boiling. 

5. Enjoy! Some teas can be re-steeped 2 or 3 times so don't throw out the leaves!

 

Posted on November 1, 2017 and filed under You asked us.