Frequently asked questions
How many servings do I get from my bag of loose leaf tea?
One serving of loose leaf tea is a teaspoon. A 1.5 ounce bag of tea will typically yield about 20 to 25 servings of tea if your servings are one teaspoon or slightly over. A 4 ounce bag of loose leaf tea will yield about 55 to 65 servings.
How many times can I steep my tea?
Unlike boxed tea that comes in a tea bag, loose leaf tea can be steeped twice, sometimes even more. Some loose leaf teas, such as certain oolong varieties, can even be steeped six times. That is a lot more bang for your buck compared to pre-made boxed tea.
Can I use any temperature water to prepare my tea?
Short answer, no.
What happens if I steep my tea for too long?
This depeends on the tea, but if (most) tea is steeped for too long, it may become bitter. We recommend setting a timer, usually 1-3 minutes if you are steeping your loose leaf tea for the first time, in order to make the perfect tea every time.
How long should I let my tea steep for the second infusion?
This also depends on the tea. For most teas, you want to add an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
Can I use any water for my tea?
We recommend you use filtered spring water since minerals in tap water may alter the taste of your tea, and the minerals may build up in your tea kettle.