How to Make Tea with a Tea Press
Step By Step
Step 1 - Heat water
POUR FRESH WATER INTO A TEA KETTLE AND HEAT TO EXACT TEMPERATURE.
To find the full water temperature instructions please refer to our Steeping Chart.
Heat the water by boiling it and never by microwaving it, as it leads to inconsistent water temperatures. Take care not to over-boil or re-boil your water, which results in stale-tasting tea from an imbalance of elements in the water. 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.
Step 2 - Add tea leaves into tea press
USE 1 TSP OF TEA LEAVES PER 1 CUP OF WATER.
To find the detailed steeping instructions please refer to our Steeping Chart.
Add your tea to your tea press allowing it to steep for a proper balance of flavors. At this time, put the tea press lid on, but do not press down. Allow for the tea to steep for the correct amount of time.
TEA STORAGE 101
Store tea and herbs in a cool, dark, and dry (low humidity) place. Proper storage of tea lowers the deterioration rate of the fragile essential oils – hot, humid conditions with exposure to UV destroys tea. Once opened, we recommend consuming the tea within the year.
Step 3 - Strain the tea leaves
GENTLY PRESS DOWN ON THE TEA PRESS
Slowly push down on the tea press, allowing your tea leaves to strain from your now steeped tea. Please note to be careful for over-extraction as tea leaves still in contact with water will continue to infuse, resulting in bitterness.
Step 4 - Savor the moment
TAKE A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE THE CHARACTER AND AROMA.
We recommend tasting the tea first on it's own, so that you may appreciate the flavor profile as our Master Blenders intended. Then, from there, if you are craving a drop of local honey, a dollop of raspberry jam, or a splash of your favorite milk option, be our guest! Find peace in a teacup.