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Tea 101 - How to Brew Great Tasting Tea
 
For black, oolong and herbal teas:  Bring cold fresh water to a full boil.  Measure one level teaspoon of loose tea per cup and brew according to suggested steep times indicated directly below.  In brewing herbals, you may want to use more than a teaspoon.  Some tea leaves especially oolong tea can be brewed several times.
 
Black tea 3-4 minutes, Oolong tea 4-7 minutes
 
For green and white tea:  Do not let water come to a complete boil. Measure one level teaspoon of loose tea per cup. Pour the prepared water over the tea and brew according to suggested steep times indicated below:
 
Green tea 2-3 minutes, White tea 2-4 minutes, Herbal tea 4-7 minutes
 
If you like your tea strong, we suggest you use more tea and keep the recommended times.  *Please note - some teas, not necessary herbs, will become bitter if brewed longer than the recommended times.
 
Experiment and adjust to your like, but most importantly, sit back, relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of tea! 


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