Frequently Asked Questions

Brewing Tea

How do I brew a perfect cup of tea?
How do I make my tea stronger?



How do I brew a perfect cup of tea?

Proper brewing time and water temperature are essential for making a flavorful cup of tea. You can use our brewing chart as a reference.

It is recommended that you preheat your teapot; simply fill your teapot with hot water and let it stand for a moment.

If possible, use fresh cold water. In areas with poor tap water, use bottled or filtered water. Never use water from the hot water tap. Let the tap water run for a few seconds until it is quite cold; this ensures that the water is aerated (full of oxygen) to release the full flavor of the tea leaves.

Heat the water to just below a boil. Don't let it reach a rolling boil, as that will release oxygen and result in a flat-tasting cup of tea. Pour the water over your tea leaves or tea bag. If brewing with loose leaf tea, there are several different types of infusers available; sometimes you’ll need to experiment a little until you find the perfect one for you.



How do I make my tea stronger?

To make a tea stronger, don’t steep it longer! Unless it’s an herbal, steeping a tea for too long will make it bitter rather than strong. Instead, add more tea (whether it’s another tea bag or another teaspoon) until you get just the right flavor.