Brewing Guide and Ingredients
Measurements & ratios
The typical ratio is 1 teaspoon per cup for hot tea, or two teaspoons per cup for iced tea. So, a 1 litre teapot will need around 4 teaspoons of tea for a hot brew.
Like it nice and strong? Instead of brewing for longer, add an extra teaspoon and brew for the recommended time.
If you’re adding milk to your black tea, brew for the longest recommended time. Remember, save your milk for black teas – most whites, greens and herbals are best served straight up.
White, green and oolong teas prefer 80°C/176°F, so just combine 20% cold water with 80% boiling water. Swill a little hot water in your teapot or cup, then discard. This will keep your teawares from cooling your tea too quickly.
Loose leaf vs. tea bags
Both have their perks. We love the ceremony of loose leaf, but will never say no to tea bags when we’re pressed for time. Whichever you go for, make sure you follow the tea’s brewing instructions.