How to: Loose Leaf Tea with the Basic White T-Pot

Never have a bitter cup of tea again! The raised infuser in the Basic White T-Pot stops the infusion process once you pour your first cup, after which the water level will sit just below the infuser.
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STEP BY STEP

STEP 1: Pick your favorite

 

Think about what the simple act of making and enjoying a cup of tea adds to your life. We go to great lengths to make the very best teas, using the highest quality ingredients and employing meticulous time-honed craftsmanship. Our goal is for you to be happy in the moment, savoring your cup of tea!

STEP 2: Add tea

 

Add 2 teaspoons of tea into the the built-in teapot infuser. Add 1 scoop of tea to the infuser.

STEP 3: Heat water

 

Use fresh, cold water for optimum flavor. Peak water condition is: low mineral, low chemical, and filtered with reverse osmosis. Heavy mineral water will render tea and herbs “flat”. Fast-flowing, glacial melt from high in the mountains during spring run-off would be the very best water for your palate.

 

Heat the water, being careful not to over-boil which results in stale-tasting tea. If you over-boil water, you lower the dissolved oxygen gas. Water temperature also has a profound impact on infusion quality; for example, unfermented (green) teas can be easily bruised by overly hot water which extracts too many tannic acids, rendering a bitter palate.

 

Green & White – 180ºF/82ºC

Oolong – 200ºF/93ºC

Black – 210ºF/99ºC

Herbal & Rooibos – 212ºF/100ºC

STEP 4: Steep precisely

 

Steeping times are the difference between a proper balance of flavors (as our blenders intend) and incorrect emphasis on certain flavor profiles of different ingredients. With Camellia sinensis (tea) leaves, as long as they are in contact with water, they will continue to infuse and, at the very least, result in the over-extraction of tannins, resulting in bitterness. The Basic White T-Pot’s raised infuser stops the steeping process once the first cup has been poured to make it convenient for you!

 

Follow the steeping chart.

 

White – 3 minutes

Green – 1 minute

Oolong – 3 minutes

Black – 2-3 minutes

Herbal & Rooibos – 5 minutes

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