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How to make tea: Brewing fundamentals.

How to make a cup of tea using a tea infuser

“All the tips and tricks you need to brew the perfect cuppa!”

Grab your tea, flip the switch on the kettle and let’s get to it!

Tea, temperature & time

Black tea

100°C

2-4 minutes

Green tea

80°C

1-3 minutes

Oolong tea

80-90°C

3-6 minutes

White tea

80°C

3-7 minutes

Fruit tisanes

100°C

3-5 minutes

Herbal & floral tisanes

100°C

3-5 minutes

Rooibos & honeybush tisanes

100°C

3-5 minutes

How to brew

Tools

Teapot and/or cup

Infuser

You’ll need

1 teaspoon tea of choice per cup

Hot water (check optimal temperature above)

Milk and sugar/honey, to taste

How to

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

Serving.

Add milk and sweeten if desired.

Tea tips & tricks

Measurements & ratios

The typical ratio is one teaspoon per 250mls for hot brews or two teaspoons per 250mls for iced brews. As an example, a one litre teapot will need around four teapots of tea to make a hot tea.

Strength

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

Serving

If you’re adding milk to your black tea, brew for the longest recommended time. Remember, save your milk for black teas – most white, green and herbals are best served straight up!

Temperature

White, green and oolong teas prefer 80°C, so simply combine 20% cold water with 80% boiling water.