FAQs About Tea
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- Use Fresh Water
- Use an Infuser Basket or Filter
- Time the Length of the Steep
- Store tea away from Light, Air or Moisture
- Use Too much Leaf
- Microwave the Water
- Add Milk to all Teas
- Use Tea Bags!
How Should I Select a Tea?
The many varieties of Tea can be confusing, particularly if you are new to Tea. We've put together a simple chart to assist you in choosing a tea. You can view our guide to selecting a tea HERE.
How Much Is 1oz. of Tea?
- An ounce makes approximately 8 – 10 cups, depending on the type of tea.
- A teaspoon of tea per 8 oz. cup is standard. For stronger teas, use a heaped teaspoon. For larger leafstyles, use 2 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon.
- Fruit Tisanes are heavier than regular tea so they will yield fewer cups per ounce.
- Green and Oolong teas may be infused multiple times.
Should You Add Milk?
- Milk can be added to most Black Teas except early-season Darjeelings.
- Milk is not recommended for Green or Oolong Teas.
- Milk should not be added to herbal teas.
How to Reduce Caffeine
- A simple way to reduce your caffeine intake is to steep regular teas (with caffeine) for 30 seconds, discard the liquor and re-steep for the recommended time.
- The second infusion has almost no caffeine. You will lose some of the flavor but the result will be a stronger cup compared to commercially decaffeinated teas.
- Teas that have been commercially decaffeinated will tend to have less flavor and will usually be smaller in leaf size and be lighter in the cup.
- Rooibos, Fruit Tisanes & Herbs have no caffeine at all because they are not teas.
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If allergens are a concern, Click Here for information on our Teas with common allergens.