How to get the best from our teas
There are several things you can do to elevate your tea drinking experience
- Use freshly drawn, filtered water, which helps to produce better liquor with a more refined flavour.
- Pour the hot water onto the leaves only once it reaches the correct temperature for the type of tea being brewed.
- While brewing, cover the cup or teapot to trap the aroma and heat.
- Check the brewing time for each tea type as it varies according to the type and blend.
Silver & Golden Tips
One teaspoon per person. Allow to infuse for four to five minutes.
Tips are the most delicate of all the teas, hence brewing takes longer. Both gold and silver can be infused over and over again, slightly increasing the brewing time each time.
Tips are naturally slightly sweet and subtle, hence we recommend you enjoy this tea without milk or sugar. If you do need some additional sweetener, we recommend agave syrup rather than sugar.
Sencha green has a strong natural flavour and so we recommend half a teaspoon per person.
Infuse for one to three minutes, slightly longer if a stronger taste is preferred.
For other green teas we recommend one teaspoon per person. Infuse for two to three minutes.
Both Sencha green and most of our other green teas can be infused over and over again, lengthening the brewing time as necessary.
We suggest green tea to be enjoyed without milk. Agave syrup, honey or sugar can be used according to preference, although we recommend agave syrup over honey and honey over sugar. Honey will modify the flavour of the tea, although experimenting with honeys such as that from eucalyptus creates new flavours which you might like!
One teaspoon per person. Infuse for two to three minutes, longer if a stronger taste is preferred.
Black tea is good both with and without milk, according to your taste. Honey or sugar can be used according for sweetening. We think that agave syrup doesn't work quite so well with black tea.
If brewed in a pot add an extra teaspoon - the old saying "one per person and one for the pot" still rules.