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STEAPing Chart



TEA TYPE

INFUSION TIME *

WATER TEMPERATURE *

Amount of tea per

8 oz of water *

GREEN

2 - 3

minutes

160 – 170 F

Stop heating once a light or moderate pillar of steam materializes and bubbles have yet to occur.

2 – 3 g,

approx. 2 teaspoons

WHITE & YELLOW

2 - 3

minutes

170 - 180 F

Stop heating once a steady or heavy pillar of steam materializes and tiny bubbles start to form.

2 – 3 g, approx.

1 - 2 Tablespoons

OOLONG

3 – 5

minutes

180 – 200 F

Stop heating when “fish eyes” or many bubbles appear and seem to dance, some tiny bubbles will begin to rise to the surface of the water.

2 – 3 g, approx.

1.5 – 2 teaspoons

BLACK

3 – 5 minutes

190 - 200 F

Stop heating when “string of pearls” or strands of bubbles extending from top to bottom appear, or when tiny bubbles appear to loop near the perimeter of the kettle.  

2 – 3 g,

approx. 2 teaspoons

DARK

2 – 10 minutes

200 – 212 F

Stop heating when “turbulent waters” appear, or when the water comes to a rolling boil.

5 g, approx.

2 teaspoons

ROOIBOS & HONEYBUSH

5 – 10

minutes

200 – 212 F

Bring to boil and use.

2 – 3 g, approx.

1.5 - 2 teaspoons

HERBALs  & TISANE

4 – 6

minutes

200 – 212 F

Bring to boil and use.

2 – 3 g, approx.

1 – 2 Tablespoons

These steeping recommendations are for western style brewing in a teapot or infuser mug.


*For best results refer to the package brewing recommendations for each tea


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