Brew Guide

“But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.” ― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park. 

Tea is more than just a beverage. It is a symphony of carefully selected leaves, hot water, and impeccable timing. We provide you with the freshest and finest tea leaves from the estates, and here are some basic tips to help you refine your brewing skills. These tips are customizable, so feel free to tweak them to your preferences.

Brewing great tea is simple:

  1. Start with good-quality water and heat it up.
  2. Add the tea to the brewing vessel.
  3. Steep the tea to your desired taste.
  4. Strain the tea and enjoy!
  5. Certain teas can be infused multiple times with the infused leaves.

Vessel: Choose a teapot, covered cup, or infuser and preheat it with hot water if possible. Use a strainer to prevent tea particles from getting into your cup.

Tea: For loose-leaf teas, pour hot water over the tea rather than adding the leaves to the water. This will allow the leaves to expand and release their full flavor. Whole-leaf teas have different densities, so the most accurate measurement is by weight.

Chai & Black tea: 2.5g, Green tea: 2g, Oolong tea: 2.5g, White tea: 2.5g (per 180ml of water).

Water: Use filtered or spring water instead of tap water, which may contain chemicals that affect the taste of the tea.

Temperature: White, Yellow, or Green teas should be brewed at temperatures below boiling (80° - 85° C). These teas are lightly processed and require lower temperatures to avoid bitterness and maintain their natural sweetness. Oolong tea should be brewed at 85°C, and black tea should be brewed just off boiling (90° C). Alternatively, you can brew any tea by using water that has been removed from the heat as it starts to bubble.

Brewing Time: Until you become familiar with a particular tea, steep it for a minute or so, then taste it. Pay attention to its flavor rather than its color. When the tea tastes right to you, serve or decant it to avoid over-steeping. Most teas can be infused multiple times, so increase the steeping time for subsequent infusions.

Experiment: Feel free to adjust the water temperature, brewing time, and proportion of tea to water. Watch the leaves unfurl and enjoy the aroma.

Remember, these are just guidelines. The ultimate goal is for you to enjoy your tea.