How to Brew Leaves Pure Teas Hot Tea

How to Steep the Perfect 6 - 8 ounce cup of hot tea. Quality water and learning proper tea brewing times are essential for a flavorful cup of tea. In all cases, use the freshest filtered water available.

Start by preheating your pot or cup so that the water does not drop below desired tea brewing temperature while steeping. To do this simply fill your teapot or cup with very hot water and let stand for a about two minutes to preheat it (then toss the water). Now, start with room-temperature, fresh water.

Heat the water to the recommended temperature (see below). Pour the water over tea leaves, teabag or tea sachet and steep as recommended in the timetable below.

If you enjoy brewing stronger tea, we recommend using more tea leaves. You can also experiment with longer or shorter steeping times, and hotter or cooler water.

Black Tea
1 tsp.
205º - 212º
5 minutes
*Darjeeling for 3-5 minutes
Green Tea
1 tsp.
180º - 190º
1-3 minutes
 
Oolong Tea (dark)
1 tsp.
205º - 212º
1-2 minutes
*multiple steeps
Oolong Tea (light)
1 tsp.
180º - 190º
1-2 minutes
*multiple steeps
White Tea
1 tsp.
140º - 160º
3-6 minutes
 
Herbal Tea
1 tsp.
205º - 212º
5-7 minutes