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: Heat to the exact temperature
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 3: Let steep and remove teabag
Pour the hot water over the leaves and steep as per the specific instructions for each varietal. 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. Remove the teabag and serve.
White – 3 minutes
Green – 1 minute
Oolong – 3 minutes
Black – 2-3 minutes
Herbal & Rooibos – 5 minutes
STEP 4: Unwind
Before taking a sip, take a moment to appreciate the character and aroma and discover that peace can be found in a teacup!