Steeping Full-Leaf Loose Tea and Herbs
February 9, 2011
You will extract the most pleasure from Full-Leaf Loose Tea and Herbs tea, steeped with care. The Minister of Fire & Water suggests the following step-by-step ritual for steeping our Full-Leaf Loose Tea and Herb teas:
Heat Your Water
- Fill your kettle with fresh, filtered water and heat to a rolling boil – unless you’re making loose leaf green tea or 100% white tea. In that case, stop short of boiling to avoid “cooking” the delicate leaves.
- Plan on about one teaspoon of tea or herbs per six-ounce cup. Place leaves in a specialized tea steeping tool like our tea infusing basket our Traveler’s Tea Press for on-the-go steeping or directly into the teapot.
Time Your Steeping
- Pour the heated water over the tea, cover if in a pot, and infuse to taste.
Enjoy Your Tea
- Remove the infuser, or use a tea strainer for the leaves. Pour the tea into a cup and enjoy Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp.