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How to make tea: Brewing fundamentals.

How to make a cup of tea using a tea infuser

“Grab your tea and your fave cup and dive into all our inside tricks on how to brew!”


Tea, temperature & time

Black tea

100°C/212°F

2-4 minutes

Green tea

80°C/176°F

1-3 minutes

Oolong tea

80°C/176°F

3-6 minutes

White tea

80°C/176°F

3-7 minutes

Fruit tisanes

100°C/212°F

3-5 minutes

Herbal & floral tisanes

100°C/212°F

3-5 minutes

Rooibos & honeybush tisanes

100°C/212°F

3-5 minutes

How to brew

You’ll need

1 teaspoon of tea per cup

Hot water (check the tea’s ideal temp above)

Milk, optional

Sugar or honey, optional

How to

  1. Get your water temperature right, then fill your cup or teapot.
  2. Add your tea to the infuser and pop the infuser into the cup or teapot.
  3. Infuse for the recommended time, then remove the infuser.
  4. 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.

Strength

Like it nice and strong? Instead of brewing for longer, add an extra teaspoon and brew for the recommended time.

To serve

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.

Temperature

White, green and oolong teas prefer 80°C/176°F, so just combine 20% cold water with 80% boiling water.