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Recommended Steep Times

Every tea is different, and you'll need to steep each variety of tea at a different temperature and for a different length of time to maximize the flavor and get the perfect cup. Steeping tea for too long or with too hot of water can produce a bitter cup, while steeping tea too little or with water that's not hot enough can make your tea bland – so getting the right flavor takes the perfect balance. To help you achieve it, here's our guide to how long and how hot to steep tea:

White: Use 1 tbsp per 6 oz cup and steep 1-3 minutes at 175º-185º F

Green: Use 1 tsp per 6 oz cup and steep 3 minutes at 180º-185º F

Black: Use 1 tsp per 6 oz cup and steep 3-5 minutes at 206º F

Darjeeling: Use 1 tsp per 6 oz cup and steep 3 minutes at 185º F

Oolong Rolled: Use 1 tsp per 6 oz cup and steep 3-5 minutes at 185º-206º F

Oolong Long-Leaf: Use 1 tbsp per 6 oz cup and steep 3-5 minutes at 185º-206º F

Tisane: Use 1 tbsp per 6 oz cup and steep 5-7 minutes at 206º F

Raw Pu-erh: Use 1 tbsp per 6 oz cup, soak for 30 seconds, flesh, then re-steep for 3-5 minutes at 195º F

Half & Full-Baked Pu-erh: Use 1 tbsp per 6 oz cup, soak for 30 seconds, flush, then re-steep for 3-5 minutes at 206º F

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