Tea Brewing - Instructions

HOW TO BREW THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA

Preparing a cup of tea is simple. But, to brew the perfect infusion, having the right tools, and the right background, makes a world of difference in giving you an unparalleled experience.

TEA BREWING BASICS

Simple ways to get the perfect cup

WATER

The quality of tea is affected by the quality of water used to prepare it. Start with filtered water. If possible, avoid brewing tea with tap, distilled, or mineral water. Try not to over-boil water, which can result in flat-tasting tea.

PREHEATED TEA POT

A warm teapot will maintain the requisite temperature for superior tasting brewed tea. While the water is heating, pour hot water into your teapot and cups, let sit, and then drain completely.

TEA BAGS

Whether black, green, or herbal, use one Mighty Leaf whole leaf tea bag per 12 ounces or cup of water. Simply follow the steeping times detailed on the outer foil or tea tag to make the perfect brew of tea.

LOOSE LEAF TEA

Prepare Mighty Leaf whole leaf loose teas using an infuser, paper tea sachet, or other traditional brewing method. Depending upon the tea type, use one teaspoon to one tablespoon per 12 ounces of water.

Many of our loose leaf teas and tea bags are good for multiple infusions. Simply add more hot water over the leaves and increase infusion times to achieve the desired flavor.

STEEPING TIMES BY TYPE OF TEA

Perfect proportions for your favorite tea

Although we recommend the proportions and steeping times below to brew your tea, we invite you to experiment with and tailor each tea cup to to your own flavor and strength preferences.

You can find directions on how long to brew a specific tea blend on each individual Mighty Leaf tea tag or loose leaf tea tin.

Tea Type Quantity (Per 12 Oz. Water) Water Temperature Recommended Steeping Time
Black Tea 1 teaspoon (rounded) 212° F 3 - 5 minutes
Oolong Tea 1 tablespoon (rounded) 185 - 212° F 3 - 5 minutes
Green Tea 1 tablespoon (flat) 170 - 180° F 2 – 3 minutes
White Tea 1 tablespoon (rounded) 180° F 3 – 5 minutes
Pu’er Tea 1 teaspoon (rounded) 212° F 3 – 5 minutes
Herbal Tea 1 tablespoon (rounded) 212° F 5 – 7 minutes

*PRO TIP: For brewing green tea, you can also bring water to a roiling boil, and then let sit for 1-2 minutes before steeping to achieve the proper water temperature.

HOW TO MAKE MATCHA TEA

Whip up this frothy brew in minutes

  1. Begin with 1 teaspoon (1.5g) of Mighty Leaf Matcha in a dry cup or bowl
  2. Add 2oz. of 175°F water (about 2 minutes off a boil) and whisk to froth
  3. Add additional hot water and dilute to taste (suggested 8oz. total)

HOW TO MAKE ICED TEA

Chill out with these 3 simple steps

  1. Pour boiling water over one of our perfectly portioned iced tea bags
  2. Steep for 4 - 5 minutes, then remove the tea bag
  3. Top off with iced water. Serve cold and enjoy!

PRO TIP: Always use a heat-safe pitcher when brewing iced tea.

Iced Tea Bag Pitcher or Container Size Water Volume for Steeping Recommended Steeping Time
Quart (makes 32 oz.) 32 oz. or larger 16 oz. boiling water 4 - 5 minutes
Half Gallon (makes 64 oz.) 64 oz. or larger 32 oz. boiling water 4 - 5 minutes
Gallon (makes 128 oz.) 128 oz. or larger 64 oz. boiling water See pouch for details