Art of Making Tea
How to Make Loose Leaf Tea
How to Make Tea & Brew Tea Times
For Black teas, Oolong teas, and Flavored teas
- Pre-heat the teapot, rinsing iwith warm water.
- Place a teaspoon of tea per cup in the strainer and let it stand for a few moments, allowing the steam to begin developing the leaves aroma.
- Pour simmering water on the tea so that all the leaves are covered.
- Let the tea steep
- About 2 minutes for fannings
- About 3 minutes for broken leaf teas
- About 5 minutes for whole leaf teas
- Barely 3 minutes do the first flush Darjeeling
- It is important to remove the strainer or filter with the leaves
- The tea must then be stired and finally poured.
- Teas from great tea gardens should not be drunk too hot; let them stand a few moments after steeping, so that the palate can better appreciate the subtle tea fragrances.
White and Green teas :
- Pre-heat the teapot
- Place the appropriate amount of tea per person or cup. Let the tea leaves stand for a few moments to allow the steam to begin developing the aroma..
- Let the tea steep :
- For green tea, 1 to 3 minutes
- For the white tea Yin Zhen, 15 minutes
- For the white teas Pain Mu Tan, 7 minutes
- Remove the tea leaves, stir and serve.
Tea Steeping Cart
|Tea||Amount of Tea||Water Temperature||Amount of water*||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||1.5 tsp||160 - 170° F||8 oz||3 min.|
|Japanese Green Tea||1.5 tsp||170 - 180° F||8 oz||3 min.|
|Green Tea||1.5 tsp||175 - 185 ° F||8 oz||3 min.|
|Oolong Tea||1.5 tsp||170 - 185° F||8 oz||4 min.|
|Herbal Tea||1.5 tsp||208° F||8 oz||7 min.|
|Darjeeling First Flush||1.5 tsp||194° F||8 oz||2 to 3 min.|
|Whole leaf Black Tea||1.5 tsp||203° F||8 oz||3 min.|
|Broken leaf Black Tea, BOP||1.5 tsp||203° F||8 oz||2 to 3 min.|
|Black Tea in Fannings, BOPF||1.5 tsp||203° F||8 oz||2 min.|
|Flavored Black Tea||1.5 tsp||203° F||8 oz||3 min.|
|Flavored Green Tea||1.5 tsp||194° F||8 oz||3 min.|