A few tips on brewing our teas for the best taste and effect.
1. Start with good water.
We recommend either filtered tap water or spring water that is bottled in GLASS, not plastic. The taste and purity will be noticed in your teacup.
2. The art of the perfect portion.
We recommend brewing anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of tea per 8 ounce cup of water. 1 teaspoon is great for a more delicate taste, while 1 tablespoon is recommended for extracting the teas' desired actions and effects.
3. Steep for the right amount of time.
Similarly to finding the perfect portion, steeping times can vary. For our Wellness Teas, 5-15 minutes is appropriate, however you can steep them for hours for the most potent brew.
4. Use appropriate tea ware.
Please don't steep your hot tea in plastic! Hot water can cause plastic to leach into your tea. Safe materials for brewing tea are ceramic, glass, and stainless steel. We love steeped tea in ceramic or glass French presses, glass mason jars, and any and all of our heirloom quality tea ware. Do make sure to wait for your water to stop boiling before you pour it into a glass vessel to avoid cracking. And use common sense, always, always use oven mitts when handling hot kettles and teapots.
5. Cover your tea as it steeps.
The essential oils from the botanicals are extracted into the steam when the tea is brewing. Therefore, it's important to keep your brew covered as it steeps, so you get to enjoy those precious plant parts.
For Iced Tea
You can either steep the tea as you would regularly and refrigerate until cool, or simply mix the tea blend directly into cold water and let it infuse in the fridge for 12 hours.