Brewing the perfect cup of tea is a relatively simple and rewarding process.  Since you are choosing loose leaf teas you are already a step ahead.  There are a few different methods that work well with our loose leaf teas.  Some of these methods include:

Mesh ball infusion 
(usually metal, sometimes plastic, works well, durable and reusable)

Filter tea bag infusion 
(we call this the grocery store method; typical disposable filter paper tea bag) 

Cloth bag infusion 
(similar to a filter tea bag but made of cloth usually muslin, cotton and silk, reusable)

French Press method 
(we love this method, it works great and makes more than one cup of tea)

Traditional drip coffee maker 
(we were surprised too, but it works well and it’s convenient)

Each method has one thing in common, water.  Since water comprises over 99% of a cup of tea the quality of water directly affects the flavor.  We recommend filtered water for preparation of any tea.


Mesh ball, Filter tea bag, Cloth bag methods

These are the traditional pouch or satchel steeping methods that most people are familiar with.  Methods are for one cup of tea.

  • 6 oz. of filtered water brought to a boil
  • 2 to 3 grams of loose leaf tea placed in mesh ball, filter tea bag, or cloth tea bag
  • Steep tea in boiled water for 4 minutes ***(for our Candied Teas increased steeping time will result in increased sweetness)
  • Remove the tea and enjoy
  • Add milk and/or sweetener if desired (sweeteners not necessary for our Candied Teas)


French Press method

The French Press method increases the tea surface contact with the water allowing for a quality flavor infusion.  Many French Presses can hold 12 ounces of water or more therefore scaling up the quantity of tea accordingly is necessary.

  • 12 oz. of filtered water brought to a boil
  • 5 to 6 grams of loose leaf tea place directly into the water
  • Steep tea for 4 minutes or to taste ***(for our Candied Teas increased steeping time will result in increased sweetness)
  • Carefully push down the French Press plunger and enjoy
  • Add milk and/or sweetener if desired (sweeteners not necessary for our Candied Teas)


Traditional drip coffee maker method

Most tea purists think that using a coffee maker is a terrible idea.  We thought so too until we tried it, and we were surprised how well it worked.  We recommend that the coffee maker is solely used for tea.  If it isn't there will be hints coffee flavor in your tea, how strong that flavor is depends on how clean the coffee maker is.  Since coffee makers can heat differently the quantity of tea will need to be adjusted to fit your tastes.  The ratio of 2 to 3 grams per 6 oz. of water can still be used as a starting point, but that may vary.  Enjoy a hot cup of tea and the convenience that a coffee maker allows.   

Candied Tea 
Brewing Tip

Our Candied Teas have a unique quality.  The longer you brew the tea the sweeter it gets!

This provides for a completely customizable cup of tea.

We offer our tea in loose leaf form so everyone can enjoy their tea exactly the way they choose.  Sometimes a bold, sweet cup of tea is desired.  Other times a light, smooth cup of tea is preferred.





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