Use filtered water
If you use tap water to make tea, your infusion will have the flavour of…well, tap water. And that’s just so sad. Defend your luxury tea from corruption by using a water that is pure; like spring or filtered water.
Use the right water temperature
Boiling water is not a one-temp fits-all solution. Some teas (like white and green teas) are more delicate than others (like herbal and fruit teas) and will turn bitter when steeped with boiling water. Be sure to follow the brewing instruction specific to the variety you are making.
Set a timer
Just like water temp, different teas require different amounts of time to achieve the optimal infusion. Most fruit or rooibos teas can be steeped until you drink the last sip, while green teas should not stand in the water for more than three minutes.
(Of course, for the perfect cup of tea, you’ll want to use a high quality loose leaf tea; and for that, our subscription boxes can help you out.)
Happy Steeping! ♥