How to make tea: Brewing fundamentals.
“Grab your tea and your fave cup and dive into all our inside tricks on how to brew!”
Tea, temperature & time
Herbal & floral tisanes
Rooibos & honeybush tisanes
How to brew
1 teaspoon of tea per cup
Hot water (check the tea’s ideal temp above)
Sugar or honey, optional
- Get your water temperature right, then fill your cup or teapot.
- Add your tea to the infuser and pop the infuser into the cup or teapot.
- Infuse for the recommended time, then remove the infuser.
- Add milk and sugar or honey, if desired.
Tea tips & tricks
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.